US Pat. No. 10,920,960

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND INTEGRATED LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a base member that comprises conductor wirings;
a light-emitting element that is mounted on the base member and emits first light;
a wavelength conversion member that is disposed on or above an upper surface of the light-emitting element and is adapted to absorb at least part of the first light and emit second light with a wavelength longer than a wavelength of the first light;
a light-reflective film that is disposed on an upper surface of the wavelength conversion member;
an encapsulating member that covers the light-emitting element, the wavelength conversion member, and the light-reflective film; and
a white member that covers lateral surfaces of the light-emitting element, the white member being in contact with the lateral surfaces of the light-emitting element and in contact with the wavelength conversion member,
wherein a ratio (H/W) of a height (H) to a width (W) of the encapsulating member is smaller than 0.5.

US Pat. No. 10,920,959

METHOD OF MAKING STRUCTURALLY REINFORCED ILLUMINATION PANELS

S.V.V. TECHNOLOGY INNOVAT...

1. A method of forming a structurally reinforced illumination panel, comprising:providing a multiwall structural panel comprising a first sheet of an optically transmissive material and a second sheet of an optically transmissive material extending parallel to the first sheet, wherein the first and second sheets are joined using a plurality of transverse ribs longitudinally extending parallel to each other and defining a plurality of linear hollow chambers, wherein at least a first one of the plurality of linear hollow chambers has a first open end, wherein at least a second one of the plurality of linear hollow chambers has a second open end, wherein the multiwall structural panel has a haze value of 75% or more, wherein a thickness of each of the first and second sheets is less than 1 mm, and wherein a thickness of at least one of the transverse ribs is less than a thickness of each of the first and second sheets;
providing a first LED strip on a first flexible substrate including a metallic foil and having an adhesive backing, comprising a first plurality of electrically interconnected LED sources distributed over a length of the first LED strip;
providing a second LED strip on a second flexible substrate including a metallic foil and having an adhesive backing, comprising a second plurality of electrically interconnected LED sources distributed over a length of the second LED strip;
a step of inserting the first LED strip into the first one of the plurality of linear hollow chambers through the first open end and bonding the first LED strip to an interior wall of the first one of the plurality of linear hollow chambers;
a step of inserting the second LED strip into the second one of the plurality of linear hollow chambers through the second open end and bonding the second LED strip to an interior wall of the second one of the plurality of linear hollow chambers; and
a step of electrically connecting the first and second LED strips to a power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,920,958

HEAD-UP DISPLAY DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A head-up display device mounted on a mobile object, the head-up display device configured to project an image on a projection member to display a virtual image and to enable an occupant to visually recognize the image, the head-up display device comprising:a plurality of light emitting devices arranged with each other and each configured to emit an illumination light;
an image forming unit including an illumination target surface, the image forming unit configured to illuminate a corresponding region of the illumination target surface with the illumination light from one of the light emitting devices to form the image; and
a light condensing unit configured to collect the illumination light from each of the light emitting devices and to cause the illumination light to be incident on the illumination target surface, wherein
the light condensing unit includes a condenser lens array in which a plurality of condenser lens elements are aligned with each other,
the condenser lens elements are paired with the light emitting devices, respectively,
each of the condenser lens elements is provided with a light condensing surface to condense the illumination light,
a z-direction is defined as a direction in which surface vertexes of the light condensing surfaces are connected with the light emitting devices paired with the light condensing surfaces, respectively,
an x-direction and a y-direction are defined to be orthogonal to each other on a virtual plane orthogonal to the z-direction,
the pairs of the condenser lens elements and the light emitting devices are aligned in at least one of the x-direction and the y-direction as an alignment direction,
each of the light condensing surfaces is an anamorphic surface formed in a smooth convex shape in both the x-direction and the y-direction in which a curvature in the x-direction and a curvature in the y-direction are different from each other,
one of the x-direction and the y-direction is set as the alignment direction and the other is set as the other direction,
the illumination target surface is in a rectangular shape having a dimension La in a direction on the illumination target surface corresponding to the alignment direction and having a dimension Ls in a direction on the illumination target surface corresponding to the other direction,
an alignment number of pairs of the condenser lens elements and the light emitting devices in the alignment direction is Na,
La/Na the curvature in the alignment direction is greater than the curvature in the other direction,
the light condensing unit has an incident side surface that is opposed to the light emitting devices and on which the illumination light is incident, and
the incident side surface is a single plane having a smooth planar shape common to the respective condenser lens elements aligned in the alignment direction.

US Pat. No. 10,920,957

LIGHT SOURCE MODULE INCLUDING TRANSPARENT MEMBER WITH META-SURFACE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A light source module comprising:a substrate;
a light emitter comprising a light source disposed on one surface of the substrate and including an array of light emitting elements configured to emit light;
a support disposed on the one surface of the substrate and accommodating at least a portion of the light emitter; and
a transparent member comprising transparent material disposed over the support,
wherein the transparent member includes:
a pattern layer disposed on a first surface of the transparent member facing surfaces of the array of light emitting elements configured to emit the light, the pattern layer configured to change a pattern of the light output from the light emitting elements, and
a first meta-surface disposed on a second surface of the transparent member opposite the first surface and including a plurality of first unit structures, each comprising a refractor, configured to change an angle of the light that passed through the pattern layer.

US Pat. No. 10,920,956

LAMP FOR VEHICLE

SL Corporation, Daegu (K...

1. A lamp for a vehicle, comprising:a light source unit including at least one first light source for generating first light and at least one second light source for generating second light formed in a color different from a color of the first light;
a light guide unit for guiding the first light and the second light incident through an incident member thereof;
a transmission lens disposed between the first light source and the incident member of the light guide unit, through which the first light is incident and emitted, the transmission lens being formed in a first color; and
an outer lens through which at least a portion of the first light and the second light guided by the light guide unit is transmitted, the outer lens being formed in a second color,
wherein the color of the first light is changed by the transmission lens and is further changed by the outer lens,
wherein the incident member comprises:
a first incident surface on which the first light is incident; and
a second incident surface on which the second light is incident,
wherein the transmission lens is formed larger than the first incident surface, and
wherein the transmission lens includes a hole.

US Pat. No. 10,920,955

LAMP ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE

1. A lamp assembly for a vehicle, comprising:a housing;
an outer lens comprising an opaque inner portion and a light transmissive outer portion which partially covers the housing to define an enclosure between the housing and the outer lens;
a pair of light emitting diode (LED) light sources arranged in the enclosure; and
a light guide forming part of the housing, the light guide having a light receiving surface within the enclosure and a light emitting surface outside the enclosure so that light emitted from the LED light sources is received by the light receiving surface of the light guide and directed toward the light emitting surface of the light guide, and light is output from the light guide;
an elongated light pipe for guiding light from the LED light sources; and
an elongated light emitting surface being housed within the enclosure,
wherein the opaque inner portion of the outer lens comprises an elongated opening to allow light to transmit through the light transmissive outer portion by the elongated light pipe for guiding light from the LED light sources to the elongated light emitting surface, and the elongated light emitting surface is adjacent to the elongated opening of the inner portion,
wherein the elongated light pipe has a substantially uniform luminous intensity along its length, the substantially uniform luminous intensity being achieved by the elongated light pipe being filled with light scattering particles where most light rays that enter the elongated light pipe will encounter the light scattering particles that alter the direction of the light rays from a light propagation direction, and the light rays are spread throughout the light pipe so that an even distribution of light output from the light emitting surface occurs,
wherein the LED light sources are arranged at far opposite ends of the light pipe, and
wherein the housing and the light guide are either formed in a two-shot injection molding process or welded together, the outer lens is welded to the housing to define the sealed enclosure, and the light guide extends through the sealed enclosure so that a portion of the light guide is inside the sealed enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,920,954

OPTICAL DEVICE FOR A LIGHTING AND/OR SIGNALLING DEVICE OF AN AUTOMOBILE VEHICLE

Valeo North America, Inc....

1. An optical device of a motor vehicle comprising:a light guide having a light entry face and an opposing light exit face located relative to the light entry face;
at least one collimator;
at least one light source associated with each collimator;
at least one optical coupler having at least two reflecting facets, wherein the respective optical coupler is configured to couple the respective collimator with the light guide at the light guide's entry face;
wherein each respective collimator is adapted to receive an associated light by the respective light source to form a collimated beam, and direct the collimated beam towards the at least two reflecting facets of the respective optical coupler,
wherein a portion of the collimated beam from the at least two reflecting facets enters the light guide and is directed towards the opposing light exit face along an optical axis of the light guide; and
wherein another part of the collimated beam is diverted out of the light guide by at least one aperture that resides within a thickness of the light guide and where each aperture is situated along the light entry face of the light guide.

US Pat. No. 10,920,953

VEHICLE LUMINAIRE AND VEHICLE LAMP

1. A vehicle luminaire comprising:a socket;
a heat transfer portion or a convex portion which is provided at one end side of the socket;
a substrate which is provided on the heat transfer portion or the convex portion;
at least one light-emitting element which is provided on the side opposite to the heat transfer portion in the substrate or on the side opposite to the convex portion in the substrate; and
a first adhesive layer which is provided between the substrate and the heat transfer portion or between the substrate and the convex portion,
an area on the side of the substrate in the heat transfer portion or an area on the side of the substrate in the convex portion being provided with a center area and a peripheral edge area provided on the outside of the center area, and
a distance between the substrate and an end on the side opposite to the center area in a corresponding portion in at least a part of the peripheral edge area being larger than a distance between the substrate and an end on the side of the center area in the corresponding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,920,952

LIGHTING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

VISION X ASIA CO., LTD., ...

1. A lighting device for a vehicle, the lighting device comprising:a bracket extending in a longitudinal direction of the lighting device, the bracket including a slide groove formed and extending in the longitudinal direction;
a plurality of unit lighting modules detachably attached in the bracket along the longitudinal direction, wherein each unit lighting module includes: a body and an LED module embedded in the body;
a slide block configured to be coupled to the slide groove of the bracket, the slide block being slidable in the slide groove along the longitudinal direction, wherein the slide block includes: a tightening pin, and the tightening pin is configured to be connected to the body of the each unit lighting module so that the each unit lighting module is fixed to the bracket; and
a power supply module detachably attached to the each unit lighting module and configured to supply an electric power to the LED module, wherein the power supply module includes: a connection rail member disposed inside the power supply module; and a connection pin member configured to be coupled to the connection rail member through a penetrating hole formed in the body of the each unit lighting module in a way that the power supply module is electrically connected with a power supply module of a neighboring unit lighting module.

US Pat. No. 10,920,951

HEADLIGHT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A headlight for a motor vehicle, comprising:a plurality of main light modules configured to produce a main light distribution for a low beam and a high beam;
a laser light module comprised of one or more laser diodes configured to produce a laser light distribution in addition to the main light distribution,
wherein the headlight is configured such that, during operation, the laser light distribution is movable in a manner decoupled from the main light distribution and relative to the main light distribution;
wherein the laser light module is pivotable in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction independently of the plurality of main light modules by an actuator system which converts electrical current into a mechanical movement of the laser light module to effect a movement of the laser light distribution in the manner decoupled from the main light distribution and relative to the main light distribution.

US Pat. No. 10,920,950

VEHICLE LIGHTING SYSTEM AND LIGHTING METHOD

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle lighting system, comprising:a grille extending across a body opening in a vehicle;
a light bar assembly having a plurality of lights that are disposed aft the grille relative to a general orientation of the vehicle, the plurality of lights configured to be activated to emit light through a plurality of grille openings in the grille; and
a concealing structure between the plurality of lights and the grille, the plurality of lights configured to emit light through the concealing structure when the plurality of lights are activated, the concealing structure configured to conceal the plurality of lights when the plurality of lights are deactivated.

US Pat. No. 10,920,949

LUMINOUS DEVICE THAT IMAGES A VIRTUAL ILLUMINATED SURFACE OF A COLLECTOR

Valeo North America, Inc....

1. A luminous device (2; 102) of a motor vehicle, comprising:a light source (4; 104) configured to emit light rays;
a collector (6; 106) with a reflective surface (6.2; 106.2) configured to collect and reflect the light rays emitted by the light source (4; 104);
an optical system (10; 110) configured to project the light rays coming from the reflective surface (6.2; 106.2) into a light beam (12; 112) along an optical axis of the luminous device (8; 108);
characterized in that the luminous device (2; 102) comprises a mirror (7; 107) configured to form a virtual image (4, 6.2; 104, 106.2) of the light source and of the reflective surface of the collector (6; 106), and the optical system (10; 110) is configured to form an image of said virtual image (4, 6.2; 104, 106.2), further characterized in that the optical system (10; 110) has a focal point (10.3; 110.3) located in a region located between the virtual image (4; 104) of the light source (4; 104) and the virtual image (6.2; 106.2) of the reflective surface (6.2; 106.2).

US Pat. No. 10,920,948

AUTOMOTIVE LIGHT DEVICE WITH HIGH EFFICIENCY AND HIGH DIRECTIVITY WHITE LIGHT

Valeo North America, Inc....

1. A vehicle light device, comprising:a primary light source configured to emit first light having wavelengths in a first wavelength range;
a conversion element comprising an input end and an output end, the input end being optically coupled to the primary light source, wherein the conversion element comprising a nonlinear optical medium configured to convert at least a portion of said first light to second light having wavelengths shifted from said first light such that the output end outputs collimated light having a broad wavelength range including wavelengths of the first light and wavelengths of the second light; and
an outer lens optically coupled to the output end of said wavelength conversion element and configured to transmit said output light as white light for illuminating a path of a vehicle, wherein said nonlinear optical medium provides at least one of a nonlinear frequency response, a nonlinear polarization response, and a nonlinear phase response to said first light.

US Pat. No. 10,920,947

LIGHTING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

Valeo Vision, Bobigny (F...

1. A lighting device for a motor vehicle, comprising:a plurality of modules having an optical axis O, each of the plurality of modules including,
a light source configured to emit a light beam in an overall direction substantially forming a secant to said optical axis O, and
a light orientation guide configured to direct said light beam emitted by said light source in a manner substantially parallel to said optical axis O at an output of same light orientation guide and to form a cut-off in said light beam, the light orientation guide including at least one lateral wall configured to prevent the light beam from passing into an adjacent light orientation guide based on a total internal reflection; and
a single continuous output surface of the plurality of modules for the output of said light beam, the single continuous output surface being continuously curved, common to each of the plurality of modules, and seamlessly connected to the light orientation guide of each module of the plurality of modules,
wherein at least two of the modules are adjacent one another and have mutually different lengths in a direction parallel to said optical axis O, and wherein at least two of the modules are adjacent one another and have the same length in the direction parallel to said optical axis O.

US Pat. No. 10,920,946

IN-MOLD ELECTRONICS PACKAGE

1. An in-mold electronics package comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB) having a first side and a second side, the PCB defining an opening;
a light emitting diode (LED) disposed on the second side adjacent the opening;
a light guide disposed on the second side of the PCB and partially disposed within the opening;
a film disposed on the first side of the PCB; and
a cover disposed over the film, the cover connected to the light guide, and wherein the cover and the light guide cooperate to form at least one sealed perimeter wall of the in-mold electronics package.

US Pat. No. 10,920,945

SOLAR LED LIGHT BULB

Gama Sonic USA, Inc., No...

1. A light bulb comprising:a light bulb body comprising a bulbous portion that narrows into a neck portion, said neck portion extending into a base portion;
an array of LEDs mounted in said bulbous portion;
one or more solar photovoltaic panels mounted inside said neck portion; and
a battery disposed in said light bulb body that powers said LEDs and which is charged by said one or more solar photovoltaic panels, and wherein said one or more solar photovoltaic panels extend from said neck portion into part of said bulbous portion.

US Pat. No. 10,920,944

FRAMELESS NIGHT LIGHT WITH INTERCHANGEABLE DECORATIVE FRONT COVER

1. A frameless night light with interchangeable decorative front cover comprising:a front cover
a back cover
a bracket
a night light fixture
a light bulb; and
screws and nuts,
wherein the back cover is permanently held in place by screws and nuts, wherein the front decorative cover is held in place by nuts that can be unscrewed to allow for the decorative cover to be removed and replaced without damaging the structure of night light, wherein the bracket is permanently affixed to the back cover with adhesive, wherein night light fixture snaps into the bracket and can be accessed without taking the frameless night light apart and without damaging the frameless night light with interchangeable decorative front cover, wherein light bulb can be accessed and replaced without taking night light apart.

US Pat. No. 10,920,943

EMERGENCY BACKUP READY DOWNLIGHT

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A luminaire comprising:a housing having a downlight geometry and a light engine including light emitting diodes (LEDs), in which the light engine is positioned to emit light through a light emission end of the housing having the downlight geometry, wherein the housing contains driver electronics for controlling power received by the luminaire for powering the light engine and an access opening on a back surface of the housing, in which the access opening exposes the driver electronics;
a primary power line extends to the driver electronics through the housing on a surface separate from the access opening on the back surface of the housing;
a battery junction box having an electrical pathway opening is engaged to the back surface of the housing; and
a backup battery unit connected to the luminaire by wiring extending from the battery backup unit through the electrical pathway opening in the junction box to the driver electronics for the luminaire, wherein the backup battery unit includes a battery and a battery driver, the battery driver regulating current from the battery to the light engine when the luminaire is being powered by the battery, and the battery driver provides that the battery is charged to capacity by said primary power line when the luminaire is not being powered by the backup battery unit.

US Pat. No. 10,920,942

REAR FACING MULTI-LIGHT AND FUNCTION LIGHT BAR

Bestop Baja, LLC, San Ma...

1. A rear facing light bar assembly for a vehicle, comprising:a housing;
a lens coupled to the housing;
a first end and a second end operably connected to ends of the lens;
a plurality of light emitting diodes located within the lens operable to provide light signals including at least one stop light, at least one running light, at least one turn signal, and at least one reverse light;
a circuit board operable to selectively power the plurality of light emitting diodes to provide predetermined lighting signal functions including at least stop light, running light, reverse light, and turn signal functions, said circuit board located within the lens and in direct contact with the housing and first and second ends to allow transfer of heat away from the circuit board;
wherein the first and second ends are connected to ends of the housing, wherein the heat transfers away from the circuit board through the housing where it is dissipated.

US Pat. No. 10,920,941

LED MESHWORK LAMP AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

Zhuhai Bojay Electronics ...

1. An LED meshwork lamp, comprising:at least two LED string lights arranged in parallel along a lateral direction, wherein, each LED string light comprises a first conducting wire, a second conducting wire, a third conducting wire, a plurality of Surface Mounted Devices (SMD) LEDs and a plurality of encapsulation colloids; the first conducting wire, the second conducting wire and the third conducting wire are arranged in parallel along a lateral direction or intertwisted together; the first conducting wire, the second conducting wire and the third conducting wire all include a conducting wire core and an insulation layer covering a surface of the conducting wire core; the insulation layer on the first conducting wire is removed at intervals of a predetermined length along an axial direction of the first conducting wire to form a plurality of first welding spots, the insulation layer on the second wire is removed at intervals of the predetermined length along an axial direction of the second conducting wire to form a plurality of second welding spots; positions of the plurality of the second welding spots correspond to positions of the plurality of the first welding spots one to one to form a plurality of lamp-welding areas; the plurality of the SMD LEDs are respectively disposed in the plurality of lamp-welding areas, two welding legs of each of the SMD LEDs are respectively welded to the first welding spot and the second welding spot of a corresponding lamp-welding area; the plurality of the SMD LEDs are connected in a parallel mode, a series mode or a hybrid mode; the plurality of encapsulation colloids respectively cover the plurality of SMD LEDs and surfaces of portions of the third conducting wire corresponding to positions of the plurality of SMD LEDs, to form a plurality of lamp beads;
at least two auxiliary wires, the at least two auxiliary wires and the at least two LED string lights being alternately arranged one by one in parallel and spaced apart along the lateral direction; and
a plurality of connecting members, configured to interlace the plurality of the lamp beads of each LED string light to the two auxiliary wires on both sides of the each LED string light to form a meshwork structure.

US Pat. No. 10,920,940

OPTICAL SYSTEM FOR LINEAR LIGHTING

Elemental LED, Inc., Ren...

1. A light fixture, comprising:a channel having a bottom and a pair of sidewalls spaced apart along and extending upward from the bottom, tops of the pair of sidewalls having cover-engaging structure;
a strip of linear lighting disposed on the bottom;
a first lens integrated into a platform, the platform having depending feet, the first lens adapted to rest on the bottom of the channel over the strip of linear lighting; and
a second lens adapted to cover the channel and to rest at least in part on the platform of the first lens and at least in part on the cover-engaging structure of the channel so as to be positioned over and optically aligned with the first lens to receive light from the first lens;
wherein the first lens is a plano-convex lens and the second lens is a biconvex lens.

US Pat. No. 10,920,939

LIGHT CONCENTRATOR MODULE

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting device comprising:a light source configured to provide light source light selected from one or more of ultraviolet (UV), visible light, and infrared (IR);
a luminescent element comprising an elongated light transmissive body, the elongated light transmissive body comprising a side face, wherein:
the elongated light transmissive body comprises a luminescent material,
the elongated light transmissive body has a length (L);
the elongated light transmissive body is hollow over at least part of the length (L) thereby defining a cavity,
the elongated light transmissive body comprises a radiation input face and a first radiation exit window; wherein the luminescent material is configured to convert at least part of light source light received at the radiation input face into luminescent material radiation, and the luminescent element being configured to couple at least part of the luminescent material radiation out at the first radiation exit window as converter radiation,
the elongated light transmissive body has a first face and a second face defining the length (L) of the elongated light transmissive body; wherein the side face comprises the radiation input face, and wherein:
the second face comprises the radiation exit window.

US Pat. No. 10,920,938

LED APPARATUS EMPLOYING NEODYMIUM BASED MATERIALS WITH VARIABLE CONTENT OF FLUORINE AND OXYGEN

Savant Technologies LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one light emitting diode (LED) module, configured to generate a visible light, the LED module being encapsulated within an optical component;
a first layer comprising a NdFxOy compound, the NdFxOy compound (i) being deposited on a surface of the optical component; and (ii) having corresponding concentrations of neodymium (Nd), fluorine (F) and oxygen (O), where values of x and y determine a ratio of the F and O and are adjusted during manufacturing of the NdFxOy compound to provide desired output light parameters of the apparatus including at least a desired output light spectrum realized by filtering the generated visible light using the NdFxOy compound; and
a polymer composite layer (i) being deposited on a surface of the at least one LED module and (ii) comprising the NdFxOy compound blended with a phosphor;
wherein the value of x is between 0.3 and 0.5, and the value of y is between 1.25 and 1.33.

US Pat. No. 10,920,937

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a base;
a first semiconductor laser element disposed on an upper surface of the base and configured to emit first light;
a first light reflecting member disposed on the upper surface of the base and configured to reflect the first light upwards;
a phosphor member having a lower surface onto which the first light is irradiated and an upper surface serving as a light extraction surface; and
a light shielding member surrounding lateral surfaces of the phosphor member, wherein:
the first light reflecting member comprises a first region onto which a first portion of the first light is irradiated, and a second region onto which a second portion of the first light is irradiated, the second region being positioned farther from the first semiconductor laser element than the first region, and
the first region and the second region are formed such that:
the light reflected from the first region and the second region is irradiated on an irradiated region of the lower surface of the phosphor member, the irradiated region including:
a first end portion on a side of the irradiated region closer to the first semiconductor laser element in a longitudinal direction of the irradiated region, and
a second end portion on a side of the irradiated region farther from the first semiconductor laser element in the longitudinal direction of the irradiated region,
a portion of the light reflected from a portion of the first region that is on a side close to the second region and a portion of the light reflected from a portion of the second region that is on a side close to the first region intersect before reaching the lower surface of the phosphor member,
the portion of the light reflected from the portion of the first region that is on the side close to the second region irradiates the second end portion of the irradiated region, and
the portion of the light reflected from the portion of the second region that is on the side close to the first region irradiates the first end portion of the irradiated region.

US Pat. No. 10,920,936

LIGHT APPARATUS

LEEDARSON AMERICA INC., ...

1. A light bulb apparatus, comprising:a head cup for storing a driver circuit and for connecting to an external power source;
a bottom support extended from the head cup;
a plurality of light strips mounted with LED modules, each light strip having a top end and a bottom end, the bottom ends of the light strips connecting to the bottom support for being electrically connected to the driver circuit, the top ends of the light strips forming a top polygonal shape, the bottom ends of the light strips forming a bottom polygonal shape, the bottom polygonal shape is similar to the top polygonal shape, each light strip having a skewed angle with respect to a middle axis perpendicular to the bottom polygonal shape, wherein the skewed angle corresponds a shift angle between the top polygonal shape and the bottom polygonal shape;
multiple supporting wires bent with angles and extended from the bottom support for connecting to the bottom ends of at least a portion of the plurality of light strips and
a bulb shell extended from the head cup covering the bottom support and the plurality of light strips.

US Pat. No. 10,920,935

INSULATED CHAMBER AND METHOD FOR FLUSHING SUCH A CHAMBER

1. A method for flushing an insulated chamber having several walls and being substantially airtight; the method comprising:providing the insulated chamber comprising:
at least one element to be insulated which is configured to operate at a cryogenic temperature, wherein the at least one element being selected from the group consisting of a storage facility, a distillation column, a scrubbing column containing means allowing an exchange of heat and of matter, a heat exchanger, a vaporizer-condenser, a metal pipe, a filter and combinations thereof, wherein the space around the element or the elements is filled with solid insulation, and
a first piping network configured to introduce a flushing gas containing at least 95% nitrogen into the insulation, wherein at least a portion of the first piping network is arranged at a position vertically above at least one element that is to be insulated, so that the gas can seep out to a location vertically above the at least one element that is to be insulated; and
injecting the flushing gas containing at least 95% nitrogen into the insulation using the first piping network so that the flushing gas is injected into the insulation in at least a position vertically above at least one element that is to be insulated so that the gas seeps out to a location vertically above the element that is to be insulated.

US Pat. No. 10,920,934

MOBILE HYDROGEN DISPENSER FOR FUEL CELL VEHICLES

Air Liquide Advanced Tech...

1. A mobile hydrogen dispenser for at least partially filling a hydrogen tank of a fuel cell-powered vehicle, said dispenser comprising:a first supply line having upstream and downstream ends, the upstream end of the first supply line being adapted and configured to receive a flow of hydrogen from a hydrogen source;
a first orifice plate disposed in the first supply line;
a back pressure regulator disposed at the downstream end of the first supply line, the back pressure regulator being a dome-loaded or spring-and-dome loaded back pressure regulator that is adapted and configured to maintain a pressure of gas in said first supply line between said orifice plate and said back pressure regulator at or below a variable set point pressure of the back pressure regulator, the variable set point pressure being set by a pressure in a dome of the back pressure regulator;
a delivery line having upstream and downstream ends, the upstream end being adapted and configured to receive a flow of hydrogen from the back pressure regulator, the downstream end of the delivery line being adapted and configured to direct the received flow of hydrogen to a hydrogen tank of a fuel cell-powered vehicle;
a nozzle fluidly communicating with the downstream end of the delivery line that is adapted and configured to engage with an opening of a fuel tank of a fuel cell vehicle;
a reference pressure line having an upstream end and a downstream end, the upstream end of the reference pressure line being adapted and configured to receive a flow of hydrogen from the hydrogen source;
a differential pressure regulator having an inlet and an outlet, the inlet of the differential pressure regulator being in downstream flow communication with the downstream end of the reference pressure line; and
a first pilot line in flow communication between the differential pressure regulator and a dome of the back pressure regulator, the differential pressure regulator being adapted and configured to maintain a constant pressure differential ?P between a pressure of hydrogen in the reference pressure line and a pressure of hydrogen in the first pilot line.

US Pat. No. 10,920,933

DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR REFUELING CONTAINERS WITH PRESSURIZED GAS

1. A device for refuelling containers with pressurized gas, comprising a pressurized gas source, a transfer circuit comprising one upstream end connected to the gas source and at least one downstream end intended to be removably connected to a container, the device comprising a refrigeration system for cooling the gas flowing from the gas source prior to its entering into the container, the refrigeration system comprising a refrigerant cooling loop circuit comprising, arranged in series, a compressor, a condenser section, an expansion valve and an evaporator section, the refrigeration system comprising a cold source in heat exchange with the condenser section and a heat exchanger located in the transfer circuit and comprising a heat exchange section between the gas flowing in the transfer circuit and the evaporator section, the device comprising an electronic controller for controlling the refrigeration system, the device further including a temperature sensor for sensing the heat exchanger temperature, the electronic controller being configured to switch the refrigeration system in first standby mode when the device is not refuelling a container, characterized in that in the first standby mode the electronic controller is configured for switching off the compressor when the temperature of the heat exchanger is equal or below a predefined first standby temperature threshold and for starting and operating the compressor for producing cooling power and cooling the heat exchanger when the sensed temperature of the heat exchanger is above a second standby threshold temperature, and in that the electronic controller is configured in the first standby mode for starting or activating the cold source when the sensed pressure in the refrigerant cooling loop circuit is above a preset standby pressure threshold so that cold is transferred by the cold source to the refrigerant cooling loop circuit and thus the pressure in the refrigerant cooling loop circuit is lowered.

US Pat. No. 10,920,932

STRUCTURAL JOINT OF TWO LOAD CARRYING WALLS OF A PRESSURIZED VESSEL

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A structure for containing a substance, the structure comprising:a tank comprising an outer cylindrical surface and a domed end; and
a tank skirt positioned circumferentially around the tank, wherein a wall of the tank and a wall of the tank skirt form two sides of a y-joint between the tank and the tank skirt;
wherein:
the y-joint comprises a wedge structure positioned between the tank and the tank skirt;
a thickness of at least one of the wall of the tank or the wall of the tank skirt forming the y-joint tapers such that the thickness of the at least one of the wall of the tank or the wall of the tank skirt that tapers has a greater thickness at the y-joint than away from the y-joint;
the tank comprises a first lay-up of plies, the tank skirt comprises a second lay-up of plies, and the wedge structure comprises a third lay-up of plies;
the lay-up of plies of the wedge structure comprises a first ply, comprising first fibers, and a second ply, comprising second fibers; and
the second ply of the wedge structure is oriented relative to the first ply of the wedge structure such that the second fibers of the second ply are oriented in a different direction than the first fibers of the first ply.

US Pat. No. 10,920,931

PRESSURE CONTAINER AND CONTAINER BODY

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A pressure container comprising:a cylindrical straight body part; and
hemispherical dome parts that are provided on both ends of the straight body part and narrowed in a direction away from the straight body part,
wherein the straight body part and the dome parts form a container body; and
an outer shell that is provided on an outer side of the container body, wherein the outer shell contains a fiber-reinforced resin material comprising reinforcement fibers and matrix resin, and
wherein, in a cross-section of the container body along a central axis of the straight body part, a shape of an outer surface of at least one dome part of the container body is a curved shape that is convex toward the outer side and falls within a range between a first ellipse (A) drawn with a diameter of the container body on an outer side of the straight body part as a diameter along a major axis thereof and a second ellipse (B) drawn with a diameter of the container body on the outer side of the straight body part as a diameter along a major axis thereof,
the first ellipse (A) being an ellipse that satisfies b1/a=0.55, wherein (a) is a semi-major axis of the first ellipse (A) and (b1) is a semi-minor axis of the first ellipse (A), where the major axis thereof is defined as a straight line (k) connecting boundary points (p), wherein the boundary points (p) are at opposing locations between the straight body part and the outer surface of the dome part of the container body, the diameter along the major axis is defined as 2a, and a diameter along a minor axis is defined as 2b1, and
the second ellipse (B) being an ellipse that satisfies b2/a=0.70, wherein (a) is a semi-major axis of the second ellipse (B) and (b2) is a semi-minor axis of the second ellipse (B), where the major axis thereof is defined as a straight line (k) connecting boundary points (p), wherein the boundary points (p) are at opposing locations between the straight body part and the outer surface of the dome part of the container body, the diameter along the major axis is defined as 2a, and a diameter along a minor axis is defined as 2b2.

US Pat. No. 10,920,930

GREASE INJECTION NIPPLE

AHWON CORPORATION, Gunpo...

1. A grease injection nipple comprising:a push body including a first grease supply hole formed rearward and a second grease supply hole extending forward while communicating with the first grease supply hole and having an inner diameter smaller than an inner diameter of the first grease supply hole, in which an inside of the push body communicates with the second grease supply hole while being opened forward;
a check valve pressed forward to close a connection part between the first grease supply hole and the second grease supply hole of the push body;
a nipple coupling portion having a rear side inserted into the inside of the push body, and
having a deployed structure configured to allow the nipple coupling portion to be inserted more into the inside of the push body when the push body moves forward in order to increase force for pressing an outer surface of a nipple of a grease supply target inserted into the inside of the push body; and
a valve activation portion for opening the check valve when the push body primarily moves forward, and closing the check valve when the push body secondarily moves forward after releasing external force for enabling the push body to primarily move.

US Pat. No. 10,920,929

ATTACHMENT STAND AND EXTENDABLE MEMBER FOR MOBILE DEVICES

HIP INNOVATIONS, LLC, Ca...

1. A versatile device attachable to a mobile device, comprising:a) a base, having a proximate end, a distal end, a back surface, a front surface, and an opening;
b) a hinge located on the proximate end of the base;
c) an extendable member with a narrow end and a wide end wherein the narrow end is attached to the hinge;
d) an elevated portion located on the wide end;
e) a recessed portion located on the opposite side of the elevated portion;
f) wherein the opening of the base extends all the way through the base;
g) wherein the extendable member is of a same shape as the opening so as to allow the extendable member to fit within the opening;
h) an engagement mechanism to hold the extendable member in place within the opening;
i) wherein a majority of the extendable member is configured to lay flush with the front surface of the base when inserted into the opening;
j) wherein the extendable member is configured to rotate from a closed configuration to a deployed configuration up to 200 degrees about an axis defined by the hinge;
k) wherein the extendable member is configured to stay in place at any single degree of rotation; and
l) wherein the elevated portion on the wide end of the extendable member forms a lip;
m) whereby the back surface of the base is configured to attach to the mobile device the extendable member provides a stand for the mobile device in a vertical and horizontal configuration and the extendable member also doubles as a handle for the mobile device and the extendable member is also configured to be in a generally flat profile when in the closed configuration with the base.

US Pat. No. 10,920,928

ADJUSTABLE CARRIER ASSEMBLY FOR A HARNESS

Globe (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd....

1. An adjustable carrier assembly for a harness for carrying a motor-driven power tool, the adjustable carrier assembly comprising a back plate and an interface plate including connections for shoulder straps, wherein the back plate comprises a coupling interface on a front face thereof arranged to be removably connected to a corresponding coupling interface on a rear face of the interface plate, wherein the coupling interface of the back plate is adapted to be connected to and disconnected from the coupling interface of the interface plate in an at least partially translational or linear movement which is substantially parallel to the back plate;wherein the back plate further comprises a plurality of locking projections arranged in two parallel rows extending in a direction parallel to the longitudinal extension of the back plate, wherein the interface plate comprises a pair of resilient locking tabs arranged to come into locking engagement with a corresponding pair of locking projections to lock the position of the interface plate with respect to the back plate.

US Pat. No. 10,920,927

GIMBAL DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A gimbal device comprising:a handle;
a gimbal comprising:
a holder configured to hold an electronic device comprising a camera;
an angular velocity sensor disposed in the holder and configured to detect a movement of the holder; and
a plurality of motors coupled to the holder and configured to pivot the holder in pitch, roll, and yaw directions according to the detected movement;
a joint pivotably coupling one end of the gimbal to the handle; and
a processor configured to:
identify a pivoting state of the joint, and
change axis information assigned to each of detection values of three axes obtained by using the angular velocity sensor, based on the identified pivoting state,
wherein the processor is further configured to:
when the identified pivoting state is a first state in which an opposite direction of a second direction of the angular velocity sensor is a direction of gravity, assign a detection value of a first direction obtained by using the angular velocity sensor to a pitch axis, assign a detection value of the second direction to a yaw axis, and assign a detection value of a third direction to a roll axis, and
when the identified pivoting state is a second state in which an opposite direction of the first direction of the angular velocity sensor is the direction of gravity, assign a detection value of the opposite direction of the first direction to the yaw axis, assign a detection value of the second direction to the pitch axis, and assign a detection value of the third direction to the roll axis.

US Pat. No. 10,920,926

SWIVELLING MOVIE SCREEN SUSPENDER AND METHOD

Airwall Hangers Corporati...

1. The combination of a ceiling track and an adjustable framework:wherein said adjustable framework comprises:
a beam including a first end and a second end;
a first hanger located proximate said first end for suspending said beam from said track;
a second hanger located proximate said second end for suspending said beam from said track;
wherein at least one of said first and second hangers is adjustable along a vertical direction;
a pivot secured to a medial part of said beam, said pivot comprises:
a housing;
a spindle rotatively mounted to said housing, and having a first axis of rotation substantially parallel to said vertical direction;
a clamp releasably locking the angular position of said spindle in said housing;
a first boom extending canteleveredly from said housing;
a second boom extending canteleveredly from said housing;
a first locking cradle secured to said first boom; and,
a second locking cradle secured to said second boom.

US Pat. No. 10,920,925

SUCTION CUP MOUNTING COMPRISING A SUCTION FACE AND A HOUSING

Tormaxx GmbH, Moenchengl...

1. A suction cup mount comprising:a single oval-shaped suction plate comprising a middle region and a circumferential region,
a housing comprising a mount frame, the housing being connected to the single oval-shaped suction plate in such a way that the housing can be pressed onto the single oval-shaped suction plate, the mount frame being supported on the circumferential region of the single oval-shaped suction plate via a circumferential connection,
a first lever device configured to lift the middle region of the single oval-shaped suction plate against the mount frame, the first lever device comprising a first lever and a first holding stamp connected to the first lever, the first holding stamp being connected to the middle region at a first point, the first lever acting on the single oval-shaped suction plate via the first holding stamp,
a second lever device configured to lift the middle region of the single oval-shaped suction plate against the mount frame, the second lever device comprising a second lever and a second holding stamp connected to the second lever, the second holding stamp being connected to the middle region at a second point, the second lever acting on the single oval-shaped suction plate via the second holding stamp,
wherein the first and the second points are spaced apart from each other,
wherein the first holding stamp is distinct from the second holding stamp, and the first holding stamp and the second holding stamp are spaced apart from each other,
wherein the first lever is operable to exert a force on the single oval-shaped suction plate at the first point via the first holding stamp separately and independently of the second lever and the second holding stamp,
wherein the second lever is operable to exert a force on the single oval-shaped suction plate at the second point via the second holding stamp separately and independently of the first lever and the first holding stamp
and
wherein the first and the second levers are able to be swiveled in opposing directions around first and second axes, respectively, arranged in parallel in order to separately and independently lift the single oval-shaped suction plate at the first and the second points in the middle region of the single oval-shaped suction plate.

US Pat. No. 10,920,924

SLIDING BRACKET

1. A bracket for extensibly mounting a medical apparatus to a support structure, the bracket comprising:a base member securable to the support structure;
a mounting member to which the medical apparatus may be secured; and
an extension mechanism moveably engaging the base member and the mounting member; and
a cable guide configured to receive a power cable of the medical apparatus and direct the power cable away from the extension mechanism, the cable guide comprising an elongate cable guide attached at opposing ends to the mounting member and the base member and engageable with substantially an entire length of the power cable therebetween, the elongate cable guide adapted to secure a sufficient length of the power cable to allow extension of the bracket and to direct the power cable substantially upwardly away from the bracket to prevent obstruction of the extension mechanism as the mounting member is retracted in use,
wherein the mounting member is reversibly extensible from a retracted position substantially proximate the base member to an extended position projecting beyond the base member.

US Pat. No. 10,920,923

PORTABLE MOUNT

1. A portable mounting device adapted to mount an accessory on a vessel, the portable mounting device comprising:a support post having an top end and a bottom end, the top end connectable to the accessory and the bottom end connectable to the vessel, the support post including at least two sections including an upper section and a lower section;
a post connector that is configured to releasably connect the upper section to the lower section, the post connector having an upper post connector end that is configured to fit with the upper section in a manner that secures the upper post connector end to the upper section and a lower post connector end that is configured to fit with the lower section in a manner that secures the lower post connector end to the lower section; and
wherein at least one of the upper post connector end or lower post connector end is configured to expand inside the upper section or lower section to secure the post connector inside of the upper section or lower section.

US Pat. No. 10,920,922

QUICKLY CUSTOMIZABLE APPARATUSES THAT SECURE PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO DISPLAY TABLES AND OTHER DISPLAY SURFACES

OnQ Solutions, Inc., Hay...

1. A security apparatus adapted to selectively secure a rectangular shaped portable electronic devices to a display surface, the security apparatus comprising:a first mounting bracket including a first support shelf and a first support arm that is at a first angle relative to the first support shelf;
a second mounting bracket including a second support shelf and a second support arm that is at a second angle relative to the second support shelf;
the first and second mounting brackets configured such that the first and second support shelves collectively provide a contiguous support surface when the first and second support arms are placed back-to-back against one another;
at least one corner element secured to the first support shelf, and at least one corner element secured to the second support shelf, each of the corner elements configured to be placed over a respective one of four corners of the rectangular shaped portable electronic device; and
first and second neck portions configured to be secured to one another with the first and second support arms sandwiched between the first and second neck portions, the first and second neck portions configured to support the contiguous support surface a distance from the display surface.

US Pat. No. 10,920,921

HOUSING FOR A COMPRESSOR OR EXPANDER INSTALLATION, VACUUM PUMP, GENERATOR OR THE LIKE

ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAA...

1. An installation for a compressor or expander, vacuum pump, or generator, said installation comprising a housing comprising a plurality of metal plates which form at least side walls, a front wall, a back wall, a roof, and a base of the housing,wherein at least one of the plurality of metal plates is provided with one or more reinforcing profiles, said one or more reinforcing profiles comprising longitudinal profiles that extend in a certain longitudinal direction and/or transverse profiles that extend along a transverse direction that forms an angle to the longitudinal direction, wherein the plurality of metal plates and the longitudinal profiles and/or the transverse profiles are joined together solely by means of mechanical fasteners,
wherein the base of the housing comprises at least two transverse profiles and a baseplate affixed by means of mechanical fasteners over an entirety of an upper surface of the at least two transverse profiles, wherein the baseplate is folded to include only one longitudinal profile extending away from the upper surfaces of the at least two transverse profiles, wherein the only one longitudinal profile comprises an open side that is open towards the at least two transverse profiles of the base and extends across an entire length of the baseplate,
wherein the plurality of metal plates of the side walls are fastened by mechanical fasteners to at least one of the baseplate and the at least two transverse profiles of the base of the housing,
wherein the at least two transverse profiles are in a U-shape, and
wherein the compressor or expander, the vacuum pump, or the generator is attached to the only one longitudinal profile of the baseplate.

US Pat. No. 10,920,919

INSPECTING A LENGTH OF PIPE, AND INSPECTION PIG

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A method of inspecting a length of pipe having a pipe wall and a nominal inner diameter, the method comprising—providing an inspection pig configured for passing along the length of pipe, wherein the inspection pig is provided with a substantially circumferential inside-out capacitance tomography sensor arrangement having a diameter smaller than the nominal inner diameter of the pipe; —passing the inspection pig along the length of pipe thereby defining an annular space between the sensor arrangement and the pipe wall; —conducting measurements using the sensor arrangement at a plurality of locations along the length of pipe, and —deriving, for each of the plurality of locations, information about an interface surrounding the inspection pig from the measurements, wherein the information about the interface comprises an indication of the nature of at least one layer forming the interface with another layer.

US Pat. No. 10,920,918

PIPE-MAKING APPARATUS AND PIPE-MAKING METHOD FOR SPIRAL PIPE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A pipe-making apparatus for forming a spiral pipe by joining edges of adjacent turns of a strip member while spirally winding the strip member along a winding direction, the apparatus comprising:a body frame movable along the winding direction;
a propulsive reaction force imparting portion having a pair of propelling rollers disposed on an upper portion of the body frame and spaced from a joining step position at which the joining is performed on a bottom portion of the body frame and a motor connected to and drivably rotating at least one of the propelling rollers, the propulsive reaction force imparting portion imparting a propulsive reaction force for moving the body frame forward in the winding direction to a following strip portion of the strip member being caught between the pair of propelling rollers, the following strip portion following the preceding spiral pipe portion precedingly made into a pipe; and
a resisting force imparting portion having a friction plate or a pair of resistive rollers disposed on a same position in the winding direction and catching the preceding spiral pipe portion from inner and outer sides on the same position, the resisting force imparting portion disposed on the bottom portion spaced from the propulsive reaction force imparting portion, the resisting force imparting portion imparting a resisting force along the winding direction to the strip member by friction between the strip member and the friction plate or the resistive rollers rotated reversely or slowly with respect to the propelling rollers when the body frame is being propelled by the propulsive reaction force, a direction of the resisting force being opposite to a direction of the propulsive reaction force.

US Pat. No. 10,920,917

FILTERED GLADHAND CONNECTOR

TRAMEC SLOAN, LLC, Iola,...

1. A gladhand connector comprising:a housing having:
a base including:
a first surface and a second surface;
an air hose connector clamp on the first surface; and
a first access port extending from the first surface toward the second surface;
a second access port;
wherein the access ports are in fluid communication with an intermediate conduit configured to direct air received from an air hose through the housing;
a receptacle adjacent the first access port and in fluid communication with one of the access ports, wherein the receptacle is configured to receive a pressure sensitive, removable and replaceable filter assembly configured to filter debris; and
a mounting bracket extending from the base configured to be attached to a vehicle;
wherein the intermediate conduit is in fluid communication with the receptacle via one end of the intermediate conduit, and the intermediate conduit is secured to the mounting bracket via another end of the intermediate conduit to prevent air from exiting the mounting bracket, and
wherein the filter assembly is configured to be displaced by air pressure of received air to allow the received air to bypass the filter assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,920,916

FLUID COUPLING

STRATEC SE, Birkenfeld (...

1. A fluid coupling for automated analyzer systems suitable to provide liquids to the system, wherein the fluid coupling comprises:a stationary part; and
a movable part for a fluid connection,
wherein the stationary part and the moveable part each have a three-part valve for sealing said stationary part and said movable part against leakage, said three-part valve comprising:
a first member composed of two rings that are connected by elastic arms;
a second member composed of a rod having different diameters on both ends; and
a third annular member;
wherein at least two of said first, second and third member comprise at least one sealing surface and one sealing lip that interact to prevent leakage.

US Pat. No. 10,920,915

SAFETY LUER CONNECTION

CareFusion 303, Inc., Sa...

1. A connection device comprising:a male connector comprising a body, a distal end, a proximal end, a projection, and a threaded locking hub, the projection having an opening located at the distal end of the body, the opening in fluid communication with a fluid passageway located within the body, and the projection having a slot; and
a female connector comprising a body, a distal end, and a proximal end, a fluid passageway located within the body, the female connector further comprising a post perpendicular to the fluid passageway within the body of the female connector, the post engaging the slot of the projection during insertion of the male connector into the female connector, wherein the threaded locking hub is configured to threadingly engage the female connector to secure the male and female connectors together.

US Pat. No. 10,920,914

SEALING SYSTEM HAVING INTERLOCKING INNER DIAMETER SEAL ELEMENT TO RESIST PRESSURE CHANGES

Garlock Pipeline Technolo...

1. A seal apparatus for use between joined pieces in a flow line that is operative to contain fluid therein, comprising:(A) a retaining ring having opposing side surfaces and an inner diameter opening formed therein, the retaining ring comprising:
(i) each of the opposing side surfaces having a dielectric material thereon and a metal core between the opposing side surface, and
(ii) a kammprofile forming a portion of a lock mechanism formed on the metal core, wherein the kammprofile comprises at least a ridge and a groove formed in at least one of the opposing side surfaces of the retaining ring; and
(B) an inner diameter seal element formed of a non-conductive material and having an inner seal surface and a portion of a locking mechanism, the portion of the locking mechanism when the inner diameter seal element is mated with the retaining ring comprising a hook cooperatively engaged with the kammprofile forming a portion of the lock mechanism on the retaining ring,
wherein the cooperative engagement of the portions of the lock mechanism inhibits radial movement between the retaining ring and the inner diameter seal element.

US Pat. No. 10,920,913

PREMIUM THREADED CONNECTION AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME

ROTARY CONNECTIONS INTERN...

1. A method comprising:providing a tubular having an NC46 box connection and an NC46 pin connection;
reducing a box outer diameter of the NC46 box connection and enlarging a box inner diameter of the NC46 box connection to provide a prepared box connection;
applying a box premium thread to the prepared box connection;
reducing a pin outer diameter of the NC46 pin connection and enlarging a pin inner diameter of the NC46 pin connection to provide a prepared pin connection; and
applying a pin premium thread to the prepared pin connection, wherein the tubular is provided with a box premium connection and a pin premium connection,
wherein the box premium thread comprises a CET®43 box thread, wherein the pin premium thread comprises a CET®43 pin thread, and wherein the box premium connection and the pin premium connections are CET®43 connections.

US Pat. No. 10,920,912

SACRIFICIAL SHIELDING

Baker Hughes Energy Techn...

9. Flexible pipe body for a rough bore flexible pipe, comprising:a barrier layer; and
a carcass layer comprising self-interlocked windings located radially inside the barrier layer; wherein
a helically wound folded strip is wound at the same pitch as the self-interlocked windings, a cross-section of the folded strip comprising at least one locating body portion at least partially locatable in a gap between adjacent self-interlocked windings and at least one axially extending portion whereby at least one of the body portion and axially extending portion at least partially covers a flow facing edge region of each self-interlocked winding;
wherein the folded strip has a generally C-shaped cross-section comprising a central generally flat body portion, that comprises the locating body portion, located over a cooperating flat region of a self-interlocking winding of the carcass layer and arcuate ends, that comprise said axially extending portion, located over respective cooperating curved regions of said a self-interlocking winding.

US Pat. No. 10,920,911

ADAPTER FOR MOUNTING CABLE HANGERS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. An adapter for a cable hanger, comprising:a housing having a floor, a vertical wall extending generally perpendicularly from the floor, and first and second side walls extending generally perpendicularly from opposite edges of the floor and vertical wall, each of the side walls including a finger extending generally parallel to the floor, each of the fingers including first engagement features, the vertical wall including a mounting hole; and
a plunger having a main panel and second engagement features on opposite sides of the main panel, the second engagement features configured to engage the first engagement features to restrict relative movement of the plunger relative to the housing in a direction normal to the floor of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,920,910

STACKABLE CABLE HANGER WITH LATCHING FEATURE

Arlington Industries, Inc...

1. A cable support comprising:a cable tray including an opening;
an inner arm extending upward from the cable tray;
an outer arm extending upward from the cable tray;
a tie down loop on said inner arm and on said outer arm;
triangular wings on said inner and outer arms, said triangular wings having a respective lower end; and
the lower ends of the triangular wings forming a base of a triangle to provide a wide surface on the cable tray.

US Pat. No. 10,920,909

PIPE PROTECTOR

1552818 ONTARIO LIMITED, ...

1. A modular pipeline shield panel comprising:a generally rectangular sheet of durable material formed or formable into a generally arcuate shape having a plurality of longitudinal ribs projecting from a surface of the sheet and defining a plurality of longitudinal valleys between transversely adjacent longitudinal ribs, and coupling means configured for secure assembly with at least one other modular pipeline shield panel to form a generally tubular pipeline shield, wherein an underside of at least one of the longitudinal ribs defines a longitudinal channel;
wherein the longitudinal ribs extend substantially an entire length of the modular pipeline shield panel; and
wherein the coupling means comprise at least one coupling tongue extending longitudinally at a first end of a corresponding first longitudinal rib, and at least one coupling slot formed at a second end of a corresponding second longitudinal rib, wherein the first end is longitudinally opposite the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,920,908

VALVE STEM FOR CHOKE VALVE

DDS Investments, LLC, Ju...

1. A valve stem comprising:a valve stem body having an expandable tip;
a detached spherical insert; and
a valve stem head defining an opening configured to receive the detached spherical insert and the expandable tip, wherein upon insertion of the detached spherical insert and the expandable tip into the opening in the valve stem head the detached spherical insert causes the expandable tip to expand radially outwardly to attach the valve stem body to the valve stem head.

US Pat. No. 10,920,907

VALVE DIAGNOSIS METHOD AND VALVE DIAGNOSIS DEVICE

TOMOE VALVE CO., LTD., O...

1. A valve diagnosis method comprising the steps of:calculating a value of a first rate of change, with respect to a predetermined damage index during reference data acquisition calculated based on an autoregressive model constructed based on vibration data serving as reference, of the predetermined damage index during diagnosis calculated based on an autoregressive model constructed based on vibration data during diagnosis;
calculating a value of a second rate of change, with respect to a root mean square value calculated from a difference between predicted waveform data of vibration based on an autoregressive model during reference data acquisition obtained by inputting and calculating vibration data serving as reference into an autoregressive model constructed based on vibration data serving as reference and vibration data serving as reference, of a root mean square value calculated from a difference between predicted waveform data of vibration during diagnosis based on an autoregressive model during reference data acquisition obtained by inputting and calculating vibration data during diagnosis into the autoregressive model constructed based on vibration data serving as reference and vibration data during diagnosis;
in a plane in which a first axis and a second axis are orthogonal, a variable on the first axis being a first rate of change and a variable on the second axis being a second rate of change, arranging a plot of a diagnostic result based on a value of the first rate of change being calculated and a value of the second rate of change being calculated;
determining a state of a valve to be diagnosed based on a value of the first rate of change being calculated, a value of the second rate of change being calculated, and an arrangement position on the plane of a plot of the diagnostic result; and
outputting a notification of the determined state of the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,920,906

TAMPER-RESISTANT OPERATING NUT FOR HYDRANTS

Mueller International, LL...

1. A hydrant comprising:an operating stem comprising a threaded distal end extending from the hydrant;
an operating nut comprising a first end facing the hydrant, an opposed second end, and a central bore defined in the operating nut and extending from the first end to the second end, the operating nut positioned on the operating stem such that a portion of the stem is positioned in the central bore and the threaded distal end of the stem extends beyond the second end of the operating nut, wherein the operating stem further comprises a proximal operating nut engaging portion, and wherein the central bore engages the operating stem at the operating nut engaging portion, the operating stem configured to rotate with the operating nut;
a snap ring positioned on the stem, the snap ring configured to prevent the operating nut from being removed from the operating stem without removing the snap ring; and
a tightening nut rotatably secured to the stem, the tightening nut comprising internal threads configured to matingly engage the threaded distal end of the stem.

US Pat. No. 10,920,905

UNIVERSAL FATIGUE VALVE SYSTEM

TREK BICYCLE CORPORATION,...

1. A valve system comprising:a cam that includes a shaft portion with an opening configured to receive a motor shaft, wherein the opening is off-center within the shaft portion;
a connecting rod assembly mounted to the shaft portion of the cam, wherein the connecting rod assembly includes a flexible one-piece connecting rod; and
a valve mounted to an end of the flexible one-piece connecting rod such that rotation of the cam results in translation of the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,920,904

FLUSH VALVE

1. A flush valve comprising:a valve body having
a flushing tube disposed at a central position on the valve body and having an intake end and an outlet end opposite each other; and
an inlet port communicating with the intake end of the flushing tube;
a relief assembly having
a guiding member inserted inside the flushing tube;
a restricting disk fixed to the guiding member and disposed adjacent to the intake end;
a relief valve assembled to the restricting disk and having a valve stem protruding into the flushing tube; and
a diaphragm mounted on and around the guiding member and disposed below the restricting disk; and
a solenoid valve assembly having
a seal disposed between the diaphragm and the intake end, abutting against the intake end, mounted around the guiding member, and having
multiple communicating holes defined through the seal and communicating with the inlet port; and
at least one discharging channel formed inside the seal and communicating with the intake end;
an assembling mount having
a disk with two opposite sides;
a flowing channel formed inside the disk, communicating with the two opposite sides of the disk, and communicating with one of the at least one discharging channel; and
at least one flowing hole defined through the disk; and
a first reserving space disposed between the disk and the relief assembly;
wherein
the relief valve is disposed between the first reserving space and the flushing tube and selectively blocks the reserving space and the flushing tube;
the at least one flowing hole communicates with the first reserving space;
a solenoid valve assembled to the assembling mount and having a block unit selectively blocking the flowing channel;
a second reserving space disposed between the solenoid valve and the assembling mount, and communicating with the flowing channel and the first reserving space via the at least one flowing hole; and
a power supply electrically connected to the solenoid valve.

US Pat. No. 10,920,903

WATER STOP VALVE

LAB (XIAMEN) SANITARY FIT...

1. A water stop valve, comprising a valve body, a valve stein, a water plugging stopper, and a drive mechanism; a water inlet channel and a water outlet channel being formed in the valve body, a water sealing surface being disposed between the water inlet channel and the water outlet channel, the water sealing surface being in communication with the water inlet channel and the water outlet channel; a cavity being formed in the valve body above the water sealing surface, a mounting hole being formed in the valve body above the cavity; a middle portion of the valve stein being movably and sealedly mounted in the mounting hole, an upper portion of the valve stein extending out of the mounting hole and being connected to the drive mechanism, the drive mechanism driving the valve stein to move up and down, a back-pressure hole being formed in the water plugging stopper, a lower portion of the valve stein being movably mounted in the back-pressure hole of the water plugging stopper; the water-plugging stopper being disposed in the cavity, a water-passing gap being defined between the water-plugging stopper and the cavity, a back-pressure cavity being formed above the water-plugging stopper, the water-passing gap being in communication with the water inlet channel and the back-pressure cavity, the back-pressure cavity being in communication with the back-pressure hole, the back-pressure hole being in communication with the water outlet channel, a sealing end surface matching the back-pressure hole being formed on the valve stein; wherein when the valve stein moves upwards, the sealing end surface opens the back-pressure hole, and the water inlet channel is in communication with the water outlet channel to feed in water; when the valve stein moves downwards and drives the water plugging stopper to move downwards, the sealing end surface blocks the back-pressure hole, and the water plugging stopper blocks the water sealing surface, such that water enters the back-pressure cavity via the water-passing gap, and water pressure enables the water-plugging stopper to block the water sealing surface to stop the water.

US Pat. No. 10,920,902

BELLOWS-ENABLED BLEED VALVE

Senior IP GmbH, Schaffha...

1. A bleed valve for use in a gas turbine engine of an aircraft, the bleed valve comprising:a high-pressure cavity having an interior surface, an interior volume, an exterior surface, a first end and a second end opposite said first end;
a valve housing having an exterior surface, a first end, a second end opposite said first end, and a plurality of apertures, said second end of said high-pressure cavity being coupled to said first end of said valve housing;
a bellows for alternatively capturing and releasing one or more pressurized fluids, said bellows having an interior surface, an interior volume, an exterior surface, a first movable end and a second fixed end opposite said first movable end, said second fixed end of said bellows being operably coupled to one of said interior surface of said high-pressure cavity and said exterior surface of said valve housing, at a position substantially adjacent the second end of said high-pressure cavity;
a shaft having a first end and a second end opposite said first end, said first end of said shaft being operably coupled to the first movable end of said bellows, said second end of said shaft being coupled to a system poppet configured to seal a valve seat substantially adjacent the second end of said valve housing,
said shaft being sealed relative to the interior surface of said bellows to preclude the undesired entry and release of any of said pressurized fluids therefrom;
at least one cavity air port configured to inject a first of said pressurized fluids into the interior volume of said high-pressure cavity about the exterior surface of said bellows, so as to exert a first pressure against said exterior surface of said bellows, thereby compressing said bellows; and
at least one servo air port configured to inject a second of said pressurized fluids directly into the interior volume of said bellows, so as to exert a second pressure against said interior surface of said bellows, thereby expanding said bellows,
said bleed valve being configured to be self-compensating, such that when the bleed valve is in its closed configuration, said system poppet is oriented to be sealed against the valve seat, with the bellows in its compressed position.

US Pat. No. 10,920,901

ELECTROMAGNETIC VALVE

1. An electromagnetic valve comprising:a valve housing;
a valve component disposed in the valve housing and comprising at least one valve opening provided with a valve seat;
wherein the valve component and the valve seat are formed of the same metal as a one-piece metal part, wherein the one-piece metal part is a ring element, wherein the ring element comprises a central opening and is arranged coaxial to a longitudinal center axis of the electromagnetic valve;
wherein the at least one valve opening is embodied in the ring element and is surrounded by the valve seat, wherein the at least one valve opening is positioned at a radial spacing relative to the longitudinal center axis of the electromagnetic valve;
a magnetic circuit comprising an electric drive coil and a magnetic yoke;
a metallic plate armature comprising an armature disc interacting with the magnetic yoke, wherein the armature disc is movably supported relative to the magnetic yoke and comprises a sealing surface;
wherein the armature disc contacts seal-tightly with the sealing surface the valve seat in a first switching position of the electromagnetic valve and opens the valve seat in a second switching position of the electromagnetic valve;
wherein the valve seat which contacts directly the sealing surface of the armature disc is comprised of metal.

US Pat. No. 10,920,900

FUEL SUPPLY VALVE FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A fuel supply valve in which fuel is supplied from a fuel tank to a stack, comprising:a plunger having a hollow part and an orifice, wherein the hollow part and the orifice are together formed along entirety of a central longitudinal axis of the plunger and wherein the plunger has a cylindrical shape; and
a housing having a cavity formed therein, wherein the cavity accommodates movement of the plunger and wherein the housing has a cylindrical shape,
wherein a contact area is formed between the housing and the plunger based on the movement of the plunger,
wherein the plunger is pressurized by pressure of fuel introduced to the cavity through the hollow part when the contact area is formed, and
wherein, a circular gap forms a side flow path along the cavity of the housing through the entire circular gap between a step formed at a point of increase at an inner space of the housing adjacent to a first end of the plunger and an opening of the housing at second end of the plunger such that when fuel is discharged to the stack, the movement speed of the plunger is adjusted by flow velocity of fuel discharged from the cavity through the side flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,920,899

ELECTRONIC VALVE ACTUATOR WITH PREDICTIVE SELF-CALIBRATING TORQUE CONTROLLER

Flowserve Management Comp...

1. An electronically controlled, electric motor-driven valve actuator, comprising:an electronic controller;
an electric motor configured to cause a linear or rotational actuation of a valve according to a motor input received from the electronic controller, whereby application of said motor input to said electric motor determines a motor output force or torque that causes a valve force or torque to be applied to the valve; and
a torque sensor configured to directly or indirectly measure the valve force or torque by measuring a sensed mechanical force or torque that results from application of an electric voltage or current to the electric motor;
said electronic controller being configured to:
A) store a motor configuration parameter set and a valve control requirement, wherein said valve control requirement includes a required force or torque to be applied to the valve;
B) according to the stored motor configuration parameter set, determine a predicted motor input that, when applied to the electric motor, is predicted to cause the required force or torque to be applied to the valve;
C) determine a predicted sensed force or torque that will be measured by the torque sensor when the required force or torque is applied to the valve;
D) apply the predicted motor input to the electric motor;
E) receive from the torque sensor a measured sensed force or torque;
F) compare the measured sensed force or torque with the predicted sensed force or torque; and
G) if a difference between the measured sensed force or torque and the predicted sensed force or torque exceeds a specified limit, modify the stored motor configuration parameter set according to the difference between the measured sensed force or torque and the predicted sensed force or torque.

US Pat. No. 10,920,898

PIEZO ACTUATOR, FLUID CONTROL VALVE, AND FLUID CONTROL APPARATUS

HORIBA STEC, Co., Ltd., ...

1. A piezo actuator, comprising:a plurality of piezo blocks formed by alternately stacking a piezoelectric ceramic layer and an electrode layer; and
a driving circuit being connected to the piezo blocks, wherein
the piezo blocks are arranged in an extension/contraction direction, and
the driving circuit comprises
a power source part to which the piezo blocks are individually connected in parallel, and
a plurality of limiting resistors respectively disposed in series to the piezo blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,920,897

THERMO VALVE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

YAMADA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A thermo valve comprising:a thermo actuator in which a rod moves as temperature of a fluid changes; a valve body coupled to the thermo actuator at a coupling part and configured to control a flow rate of the fluid; and a return spring configured to bias the thermo actuator and the valve body in a returning direction,
one of the thermo actuator and the valve body having two recesses that have depths in a radial direction, respectively, said two recesses being formed at positions offset from each other in a direction of an axial centerline,
the thermo actuator and the valve body overlapping each other in the direction of the axial centerline to define an overlapping portion, said overlapping portion corresponding to at least one of the two recesses such that said at least one of the two recesses is covered by said overlapping portion,
wherein a section of the overlapping portion has a depression, which has a depth extending toward the axial centerline, and an other of the thermo actuator and the valve body is fit into said at least one of the two recesses to form the coupling part, and
the depression of the coupling part has a shape that is elongated in a longitudinal direction along the axial centerline.

US Pat. No. 10,920,896

TOP ENTRY AXIAL FLOW REGULATOR

EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMEN...

1. A valve seat assembly for use in a fluid control valve, comprising:a pad holder, the pad holder including a support body configured to support a seat pad and a plurality of alignment struts projecting radially outwardly from the support body; and
a support ring adapted to be installed within a valve body of the fluid control valve, the support ring extending around the radially outer perimeter of the alignment struts,
wherein the pad holder slides into and out of an operative position in the support ring, and
wherein the support body has an end face configured to support the seat pad and an opposite end, the plurality of alignment struts project radially outwardly from the opposite end of the pad support body, and distal ends of the respective alignment struts are configured to be slidingly received within and removed from corresponding strut receivers.

US Pat. No. 10,920,895

CERAMIC DISC VALVE CARTRIDGE

Spectrum Brands, Inc., M...

1. A valve cartridge comprising:a valve body defining:
a hot water port having a first end and a second end; and
a cold water port having a first end and a second end,
wherein the valve body includes a hot water recess and a cold water recess;
a rotatable control stem disposed at least partially within the valve body;
a main flow control disc coupled to the control stem, the main flow control disc having a cold water opening and a hot water opening;
a first auxiliary disc positioned between the first end of the hot water port and the main flow control disc, wherein the first auxiliary disc is positioned at least partially within the hot water recess;
a second auxiliary disc positioned between the first end of the cold water port and the main flow control disc, wherein the second auxiliary disc is positioned at least partially within the cold water recess;
a first seal and a second seal, the first seal being positioned between a seal shoulder of the hot water recess and the first auxiliary disc forming a seal between the hot water recess and the first auxiliary disc, and the second seal being positioned between a seal shoulder of the cold water recess and the second auxiliary disc forming a seal between the cold water recess and the second auxiliary disc,
wherein the main flow control disc, the first auxiliary disc, and the second auxiliary disc are constructed of a ceramic material.

US Pat. No. 10,920,894

FLOW CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Hangzhou Sanhua Research ...

1. A flow rate control device, comprising:a housing, and
a valve body assembly,
wherein the housing has a mounting chamber, at least one inlet and at least one outlet, the valve body assembly is at least partially accommodated in the mounting chamber, and the valve body assembly comprises a first valve plate, a second valve plate and a transmission part,
wherein the housing has a position-limiting protrusion and an accommodating portion at a bottom side of the mounting chamber, the first valve plate is at least partially located at the accommodating portion, the position-limiting protrusion limits the position of the first valve plate in a circumferential direction, a lower surface of the second valve plate is arranged at least partially opposite to the position-limiting protrusion, and the lower surface of the second valve plate is in surface contact with an upper surface of the first valve plate in a sealed manner; and
the housing has at least one opening at the bottom side of the mounting chamber, the at least one opening is in communication with the outlet, the first valve plate has at least one flow valve port corresponding to and in communication with the opening of the housing, the second valve plate is relatively securely connected to the transmission part, and under the driving of the transmission part, the second valve plate opens or closes the flow valve port of the first valve plate and/or regulates the opening degree of the flow valve port,
wherein the accommodating portion and the position-limiting protrusion are complementarily arranged in the housing, and in a direction perpendicular to the first valve plate, a lower surface of the first valve plate is lower than an upper surface of the position-limiting protrusion, the upper surface of the first valve plate is higher than or flush with the upper surface of the position-limiting protrusion, and both sides of the position-limiting protrusion are respectively formed with a first block portion and a second block portion, the first valve plate has a first engaging portion and a second engaging portion, the first engaging portion and the first block portion of the position-limiting protrusion are oppositely arranged, and the second engaging portion and the second block portion of the position-limiting protrusion are oppositely arranged, such that the first block portion and the second block portion limit the position of the first valve plate in the circumferential direction,
wherein the first block portion and/or the second block portion of the position-limiting protrusion are arranged opposite to a side edge of the first valve plate, the first block portion and the second block portion are formed at both side edges of the position-limiting protrusion, the side edges of the position-limiting protrusion are arranged to intersect with the upper surface of the position-limiting protrusion, the first valve plate has a fan-shaped main body portion having a fan shape, the main body portion comprises an arc-shaped portion, and the arc-shaped portion, the first engaging portion, and the second engaging portion form the fan-shaped main body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,920,893

CAGE RESET PLANETARY ROLLER SCREW DEVICE

Zibo Votaisi Petrochemica...

1. A threaded mechanism for creating reliable axial movement, the threaded mechanism comprising:a male threaded member;
the male threaded member including a first limit block;
a female threaded member;
the female threaded member including a second limit block;
a set of rollers;
the set of rollers placed between the male threaded member and the female threaded member;
each roller of the set of rollers meshing with the male threaded member and the female threaded member;
a roller cage partially surrounding the set of rollers;
the roller cage limited in rotation by the first limit block and the second limit block;
whereby rotation of the male threaded member with respect to the female threaded member, or vice versa, causes linear movement of the male threaded member with respect to the female threaded member.

US Pat. No. 10,920,892

ADAPTER FOR CONNECTING TUBING WITH PUSH-FIT FITTINGS

Accor Technology, Inc., ...

1. A valve and adapter for coupling a free-end portion of a tubing having an inner wall portion to the valve, comprising:an adapter having a first adapter end portion with a cylindrical shaped first outer wall portion and a second adapter end portion with a second outer wall portion, the second outer wall portion being sized and shaped to be inserted into the free-end portion of the tubing to provide a secure connection with the tubing and a fluid-tight seal between the inner wall portion of the tubing and the second outer wall portion, the first adapter end portion having a first fluid passageway extending therethrough and the second adapter end portion having a second fluid passageway extending therethrough, the first fluid passageway having an outer end portion and an inward end portion and the second fluid passageway having an outer end portion and an inward end portion, the inward end portions of the first and second fluid passageways being in fluid communication;
a valve housing having a first housing portion with a first chamber sized to receive the first adapter end portion therein and a second housing portion with a second chamber, the second chamber having an inward fluid port and an outer fluid port, when the first adapter end portion is positioned within the first chamber, the outer end portion of the first fluid passageway of the first adapter end portion and the outer end portion of the second fluid passageway of the second adapter end portion are in fluid communication with the inward fluid port of the second chamber;
a seal located within the first chamber in fluid-tight engagement with the first housing portion and positioned for fluid-tight engagement with the first adapter end portion when positioned within the first chamber;
a first gripper ring located within the first chamber, the first gripper ring including gripper teeth extending inwardly and in position for engagement with the first adapter end portion when positioned within the first chamber to resist unintentional removal of the first adapter end portion from the first chamber;
a second gripper ring located within the first chamber outward of the first gripper ring, the second gripper ring including gripper teeth extending inwardly and in position for engagement with the first adapter end portion when positioned within the first chamber to resist unintentional removal of the first adapter end portion from the first chamber; and
a valve element to selectively control fluid flow between the outer end portion of the first fluid passageway of the first adapter end portion and the inward fluid port of the second chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,920,891

ARRANGING BUTTERFLY VALVES FOR POSITIVE SEALING OF A VALVE ASSEMBLY

Dresser, Inc., Houston, ...

1. A valve assembly, comprising:a valve body comprising a central bore having a longitudinal axis; and
a first butterfly valve and a second butterfly valve disposed in the central bore and spaced apart from one another along the longitudinal axis, each having a disc and a seal, the seal forming a contact surface for the disc to contact at a seal plane in a closed position to prevent fluid flow in space between the first butterfly valve and the second butterfly valve,
wherein the contact surface of the first butterfly valve and the second butterfly valve has a slope that is arranged to provide positive pressure on the disc from a single fluid source flowing into the central bore from one end with the disc in the closed position, and
wherein the discs contact the contact surface on the slope on the same side of a plane that is perpendicular to the seal plane and extends parallel with and through the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,920,890

AIR FLOW LEAKAGE CONTROL VIA NEW VALVE GEAR DESIGN AND ASSEMBLY PROCESS

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A method of assembling a butterfly control valve assembly comprising the steps of:providing a metal valve shaft with a butterfly valve;
securing a plastic end cap with an end of the metal shaft;
providing a coupler on the end cap, the coupler including a corner;
providing a plastic valve gear housing with a reciprocal coupler;
coupling the end cap coupler and reciprocal coupler into specific alignment;
laser welding the plastic end cap with the plastic valve gear housing; and
providing the butterfly control valve assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,920,889

ROTATING SHAFT MECHANICAL SEAL

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A rotating shaft seal, comprising:a substantially cylindrical housing structured and arranged to be affixed to an exterior wall of a machine housing and to receive a rotating shaft extending axially therethrough;
mating rings attached to the cylindrical housing, each ring having an axial aperture of sufficient diameter to accommodate said rotating shaft; and
an internal rotating sealing assembly, comprising:
a drive sleeve body structured and arranged to surround and contact said rotating shaft, the drive sleeve body having a central portion extending radially outward from the rotating shaft, and inboard and outboard portions extending axially along the rotating shaft;
inboard and outboard seal ring carriers mounted concentrically around the axially extending portions of the drive sleeve body; and
inboard and outboard seal rings positioned within outer surfaces on radial faces of both seal ring carriers, a surface of each seal ring biased axially into contact with said mating rings attached to the cylindrical housing;
wherein said rotating shaft seal rings further comprise blind flow passages formed on an outer circumference of the mating rings for purge gas flow around the mating rings;
wherein the substantially cylindrical housing comprises an inner surface and the blind flow passages for purge gas flow around the mating rings communicate with one or more spaces between outer surfaces of the rotating seal assembly and the inner surface of the substantially cylindrical housing, such that purge gas can be circulated throughout the rotating shaft seal; and
wherein said rotating shaft seal further comprises a purge gas inlet and a purge gas outlet in said substantially cylindrical housing.

US Pat. No. 10,920,888

AXLE SEAL HAVING A MULTI-EDGE CONTACT

1. An axle seal, comprising:an axle seal body defining a first seal body end opening communicated with a second seal body end opening via a seal body cavity,
a seal element having
a seal element top,
a seal element bottom,
a seal element mounting lip which extends downwardly from the seal element bottom, and
a seal element sleeve, wherein the seal element sleeve is securely and sealingly associated with the seal element mounting lip and the axle seal body, and
wherein the seal element includes,
a first surface having a first edge, and
a second surface having a second edge,
wherein the first surface and second surface extend circumferentially away from the seal element, and
wherein the first surface and second surface are separated from each other to form an edge channel which extends circumferentially around the seal element.

US Pat. No. 10,920,887

ANTI-EXTRUSION SEAL ARRANGEMENT AND RAM-STYLE BLOWOUT PREVENTER

DRECO ENERGY SERVICES ULC...

1. An anti-extrusion apparatus for a tubular extending through bore in a body and forming an extrusion gap therebetween, comprisinga primary seal supported in the body and extending about a circumference of the tubular; and
a backup ring supported in an annular groove in the body axially adjacent the primary seal, the backup ring having an inner diameter extending about the tubular and a cross-sectional ring profile defined by an inner diameter, an outer diameter, and an axial offset between the outer diameter and the inner diameter, the offset providing for the backup ring to be axially compressible between a resting position and compressed position, wherein upon axial loading by the primary seal the ring profile flattens and the inner diameter diminishes to reduce the extrusion gap.

US Pat. No. 10,920,886

PISTON OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Mahle International GmbH

1. A piston of an internal combustion engine, comprising:a piston head including a ring belt having a firing land and a plurality of ring grooves for receiving piston rings;
a first ring groove of the plurality of ring grooves arranged directly adjacent to the firing land, and having an upper groove flank and a lower groove flank arranged away from the firing land relative to the upper groove flank;
at least the first ring groove having a ring groove axis that runs coaxially to a piston axis;
wherein at least the lower groove flank of at least the first ring groove is inclined radially outwards by an inclination angle with respect to an orthogonal plane relative to the piston axis; and
wherein the inclination angle of at least the lower groove flank varies in a circumferential direction of the piston axis.

US Pat. No. 10,920,885

METHOD FOR REDUCING TORSIONAL SHOCK OF DRIVING SYSTEM OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method for reducing torsional shock of a driving system of an electric vehicle, comprising:applying, by a motor controller, motor torque to a motor while increasing the motor torque, when a parking gear is engaged and a brake is released;
monitoring, by a motor speed sensor, a motor speed generated by the motor torque applied to the motor and transmitting the motor speed to the motor controller;
calculating, by the motor controller, motor torque at a point in time when the motor speed fluctuates as torsional torque of a part of the driving system; and
applying, by the motor controller, torque having the same magnitude as the calculated torsional torque to the motor to be transmitted to the part of the driving system, when a request to release the parking gear is received, and performing release of the parking gear.

US Pat. No. 10,920,884

IN-WHEEL MOTOR DRIVE DEVICE

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. An in-wheel motor drive device, comprising:a motor portion that generates a driving force;
a speed reduction part that decelerates and outputs rotation of the motor part;
a wheel hub bearing part that transmits an output from the speed reduction part to a drive wheel; and
a housing that houses the speed reduction part therein, wherein:
the speed reduction part is a parallel shaft gear reducer and includes a plurality of gear shafts extending in parallel to one another;
the plurality of gear shafts include a first shaft that is coupled with a rotation shaft of the motor part, a second shaft that decelerates rotation of the motor part and transmits it to the wheel hub, and a third shaft that is coupled with the wheel hub of the wheel hub bearing part,
the in-wheel motor drive device further comprising:
a parking gear that is attached to any one of the first, second, or third shafts;
a parking pawl that has a projection portion to be engaged with a recess portion of the parking gear;
a movement member that enables the projection portion of the parking pawl to move between a locking position to be engaged with the recess portion of the parking gear and an unlocking position not to be engaged therewith;
a step motor provided to selectively move the movement member; and
a joining member for joining the step motor with the movement member,
wherein:
the parking gear, the parking pawl, and the movement member are housed inside the housing;
the step motor is arranged between the housing and a motor casing, and
the joining member is a shaft, and a part thereof is located outside the housing and another part of the shaft thereof is located inside housing.

US Pat. No. 10,920,883

VEHICLE TRANSMISSION

DAIMLER AG, Stuttgart (D...

1. A vehicle transmission, comprising:a toothed gear;
a shift sleeve having a rotational axis and being separately formed and axially displaceable in relation to the toothed gear;
a shift fork configured to actuate the shift sleeve; and
a fork bend partially surrounding the shift sleeve in an installed state,
wherein an axis of the fork bend coincides with the rotational axis of the shift sleeve,
wherein the fork bend has an axial step
having a shape of a circular ring section substantially extending at an angle of 180 degrees in a circumferential direction relative to the axis of the fork bend,
wherein the axial step has first and second radially adjacent sections arranged axially offset in relation to one another relative to the axis of the fork bend,
wherein, relative to the axis of the fork bend, the first section is arranged radially inward from the axial step and the second section is arranged radially outward from the axial step,
wherein, in an initial switching state and relative to the axis of the fork bend
a portion of the toothed gear is arranged further radially outward than the first section and the first section is partially axially overlapped by the portion of the toothed gear, and
the second section is arranged further radially outward than one side wall of a groove in the shift sleeve and the second section axially overlaps the one side wall of a groove in the shift sleeve,
wherein, in the initial switching state, the shift sleeve engages the toothed gear and the first section partially engages in the toothed gear,
wherein, in an additional switching state, the shift sleeve engages an additional toothed gear,
wherein the toothed gear and the additional toothed gear are arranged on opposite sides of the shift sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,920,882

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ROLLBACK IN CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSIONS

Fallbrook Intellectual Pr...

1. A method for controlling rollback in a continuously variable transmission (CVT) by a control system comprising a controller communicatively coupled to a sensor configured to sense a first operating parameter of the CVT, the control system further comprising an actuator configured to change a second operating parameter of the CVT, the method comprising:sensing the first operating parameter of the CVT; and
sending a command to the actuator to adjust a speed ratio of the CVT based on the sensed first operating parameter and a direction of rotation of the CVT, wherein if the CVT changes direction of rotation, sending a command to the actuator comprises:
sending a first command to the actuator to cause a first adjustment of the CVT;
sensing a rate of change of the first operating parameter based on the first adjustment; and
sending a second command to the actuator to cause a second adjustment of the CVT to maintain the rate of change of the first operating parameter constant, wherein the second command is sent based on the sensed first operating parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,920,881

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FOR WORKING MACHINE

KUBOTA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A hydraulic system for a working machine, comprising:a hydraulic pump to output an operation fluid to an outputting fluid tube;
a braking valve connected to the outputting fluid tube and configured to flow the operation fluid of a first pressure to a first fluid tube;
a braking device to brake a traveling motor in accordance with the first pressure of the operation fluid in the first fluid tube, the traveling motor driving a traveling device;
a traveling valve connected to the outputting fluid tube and configured to flow the operation fluid of a second pressure to a second fluid tube, which includes an operation valve;
a traveling pump to control the operation fluid supplied to the traveling motor in accordance with a pilot pressure of the operation fluid applied from the operation valve;
a third fluid tube to connect the first fluid tube and the second fluid tube;
a discharging fluid tube connected to the braking valve; and
a controller to control the braking valve and the traveling valve so that the second pressure is greater than the first pressure, thereby to discharge the operation fluid through the second fluid tube, the third fluid tube, the first fluid tube, the braking valve, and the discharging fluid tube.

US Pat. No. 10,920,880

AUTOMOTIVE TRANSMISSION

SL Corporation, Daegu (K...

1. An automotive transmission comprising:a gear shift lever;
a rotation unit configured to rotate together with the gear shift lever;
a first gear unit placed at a first side of the rotation unit to be rotated around a rotation axis of the rotation unit together with the rotation unit;
a second gear unit configured to switch between a coupled position, at which the second gear unit is coupled to the first gear unit, and a separated position, at which the second gear unit is separated from the first gear unit;
a driving unit configured to change a position of the second gear unit and selectively provide a driving force to the second gear unit; and
a detent unit for generating a handling feedback, wherein a position of the detent unit is configured to be changed based on the position of the second gear unit,
wherein at least one detent groove is formed at a second side of the rotation unit, and
wherein when the second gear unit is at the coupled position with the first gear unit, the second gear unit is configured to change the position of the detent unit such that the detent unit is spaced apart from the detent groove of the rotation unit.

US Pat. No. 10,920,879

VEHICULAR TRANSMISSION

SL Corporation, Daegu (K...

1. A vehicular transmission comprising:a movable unit coupled to a lever and rotated to select one of a plurality of shift stages, the movable unit comprising a first internal gear centered on a first axis;
an eccentric gear unit centered on a second axis eccentric from the first axis, the eccentric gear unit comprising a first external gear eccentrically engaged with the first internal gear and a second external gear integrally formed with the first external gear;
a rotation unit centered on the first axis, the rotating unit comprising a second internal gear eccentrically engaged with the second external gear;
an insertion unit comprising an eccentric shaft and a central shaft that are integrally formed, wherein the eccentric shaft is inserted into a center of the eccentric gear unit, and the central shaft is inserted into a first aperture formed at a center of the rotation unit; and
a locking unit configured to fix the rotation unit depending on a source of a driving force for rotating the movable unit, wherein the locking unit comprises a moving rod configured to move in the direction of the first axis to fix the rotation unit, and an actuator configured to move the moving rod,
wherein the actuator comprises a shaft which is moved in a direction perpendicular to a movement direction of the moving rod, and the moving rod comprises an inclined surface that an end of the shaft contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,920,878

SHIFT-BY-WIRE SELECTOR CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSMISSION AND METHOD THEREFOR

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A control system for a motor vehicle shift-by-wire transmission, the transmission having a number of operating modes including at least one drive mode and at least one non-drive mode, the system comprising:a multi-stable rotary selector which is operable by a driver of the vehicle to select a respective one of the operating modes of the transmission;
wherein the system is configured to determine whether the rotary selector has been moved from a non-drive mode to a drive mode in dependence on the output of a position sensor arranged to measure the angular position of the rotary selector; and
when the rotary selector is determined to have been moved from a non-drive mode to a drive mode through an intermediate position at which it has been determined that a brake pedal of the vehicle was not depressed, to maintain a current operating mode of the transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,920,877

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR VEHICULAR TRANSMISSION

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A control apparatus for a vehicular transmission including (a) at least one dog clutch each having a first dog member mounted on a first shaft such that the first dog member is rotated together with the first shaft, and at least one second dog member each mounted to be axially adjacent to the first dog member and rotatable relative to the first shaft, (b) first gears each mounted to be rotatable relative to the first shaft and provided with the second dog member, (c) second gears which are mounted such that the second gears are rotated together with a second shaft parallel to the first shaft, and the second gars mesh with the respective first gears, and (d) a shifting mechanism configured to selectively place each dog clutch in an engaged or released state, said control apparatus comprising:a first calculating portion configured to detect a rotary angular position of the first shaft, and to calculate a rotary angular position of the first dog member on the basis of the detected rotary angular position of the first shaft;
a second calculating portion configured to detect a rotary angular position of the second shaft, and to calculate a rotary angular position of each second dog member on the basis of the detected rotary angular position of the second shaft; and
an engagement control portion configured to control the shifting mechanism on the basis of the rotary angular positions of the first and second dog members, for engagement of the first and second dog members with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,920,876

METHOD AND CONTROL DEVICE FOR OPERATING A TRANSMISSION

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

1. A method for operating a drivetrain of a motor vehicle, the drivetrain having a drive assembly (15), a transmission (1) and an output (16), the transmission (1) having a plurality of shift elements with at least one positively locking shift element (A, F) and at least one frictionally locking shift element (B, C, D, E), a first number of the plurality of shift elements is closed and a second number of plurality of shift elements is open in each engaged force locking gear ratio of the transmission (1), at least one more shift element of the plurality of shift elements is open in a force-locking-free state of the transmission (1) than in a force locking gear ratio of the transmission (1), the method comprising:elevating a system pressure acting on the plurality of shift elements (A, B, C, D, E, F) when one of the at least one positively locking shift element (A, F) is closed in a force-locking-free state;
while the system pressure is elevated, increasing a torque output by the drive assembly (15) and then subsequently reducing the torque output by the drive assembly (15) by an intervention with the drive assembly (15); and
reducing the system pressure after reducing the torque output by the drive assembly (15);
wherein the one of the at least one positively locking shift element (A, F) or another one of the at least one positively locking shift element (A, F) is opened while the system pressure is elevated and the torque output by the drive assembly (15) changes.

US Pat. No. 10,920,875

CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF FOR MULTISPEED TRANSMISSION

ALLISON TRANSMISSION, INC...

1. An electro-hydraulic control system for a multi speed transmission, comprising:a controller for operably controlling the transmission;
a fluid source for supplying hydraulic fluid;
a plurality of torque-transmitting mechanisms being operably selected between an applied and an unapplied state to achieve a plurality of ranges including at least one reverse, a neutral, and a plurality of forward ranges;
a first trim system including a first pressure control solenoid and a first trim valve, the first pressure control solenoid being in electrical communication with the controller;
a second trim system including a second pressure control solenoid and a second trim valve, the second pressure control solenoid being in electrical communication with the controller;
a third trim system including a third pressure control solenoid and a third trim valve, the third pressure control solenoid being in electrical communication with the controller;
a fourth trim system including a fourth pressure control solenoid and a fourth trim valve, the fourth pressure control solenoid being in electrical communication with the controller;
a fifth trim system including a fifth pressure control solenoid and a fifth trim valve, the fifth pressure control solenoid being in electrical communication with the controller;
a plurality of shift valves each of which is disposed in fluid communication with the fluid source and configured to move between a stroked position and a de-stroked position, the plurality of shift valves including at least a first shift valve, a second shift valve and a third shift valve;
a first shift solenoid and a second shift solenoid disposed in electrical communication with the controller, the first shift solenoid controllably actuating the first and second shift valves between their respective stroked and de-stroked positions and the second shift solenoid controllably actuating the third shift valve between its stroked and de-stroked positions;
wherein, in any of the plurality of ranges, only two of the plurality of torque-transmitting mechanisms are applied;
further wherein, when the third shift valve is in its de-stroked position, the third shift valve blocks fluid communication between the fluid source and at least two of the torque-transmitting mechanisms.

US Pat. No. 10,920,874

VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle comprising:a drive device for traveling; and
an electronic control unit configured to recognize a shift position based on a user's shift operation and to control the drive device based on the shift position, and an accelerator operation, a brake operation, and a steering operation by the user, the electronic control unit being configured to set an abnormality-time shift position based on vehicle surroundings information and to control the drive device based on the abnormality-time shift position, the brake operation, and the steering operation when a predetermined abnormality occurs such that the shift position is not able to be recognized.

US Pat. No. 10,920,873

FIXING A PITCH TUBE

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, F...

1. A planetary stage, comprising:a planetary carrier,
at least one pitch tube; and
at least one fixing element,
wherein the pitch tube is arranged coaxially to a rotation axis of the planetary stage,
wherein the pitch tube extends through a wall of the planetary carrier,
wherein the fixing element is fixed in the wall,
wherein the pitch tube has a groove,
wherein the fixing element engages in at least one part of the groove,
wherein the at least one part of the groove extends orthogonally to the rotation axis,
wherein a plate is fixed in the wall, and
wherein the fixing element engages in a clearance between the wall and the plate and is fixed positively between the wall and the plate.

US Pat. No. 10,920,872

BEARING ARRANGEMENT FOR A PLANET GEAR OF A PLANETARY GEAR SET

FLENDER GMBH, Bocholt (D...

10. A wind power plant, comprising:a nacelle including a rotor;
a generator; and
a planetary gear set mechanically coupling the rotor to the generator, said planetary gear set comprising a planet gear axle, a slide bearing shell arranged on the planet gear axle, a planet gear mounted rotatably on the slide bearing shell, a planet carrier having a recess for receiving the planet gear axle, an axial disk mounted in a floating manner between a web of the planet carrier and the planet gear in an axial direction, said axial disk being configured flat on a first side facing the web of the planet carrier, a lubrication between the axial disk and the planet gear during normal operation to ensure hydrodynamic operation between the planet gear and the axial disk, and a deficient lubrication between the first side of the axial disk and the web of the planet carrier,
wherein the axial disk is configured flat on a second side facing the planet gear to realize the deficient lubrication between the web of the planet carrier and the axial disk,
wherein at least one of the first and second sides of the axial disk is configured continuously flat.

US Pat. No. 10,920,871

LUBRICATING FLUID SUPPLY STRUCTURE OF POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A lubricating fluid supply structure of a power transmission device for supplying a lubricating fluid to a plurality of built-in parts disposed inside a case of the power transmission device through a supply pipe,wherein the supply pipe includes a first main pipe line, an intermediate pipe line connected to the first main pipe line, and a second main pipe line connected to the intermediate pipe line,
wherein the first main pipe line is connected to a priority part to which the lubricating fluid is supplied with high priority among the plurality of built-in parts such that a supply of the lubricating fluid to the priority part of the power transmission device is maintained even when a flow rate of the lubricating fluid in the supply pipe becomes small,
wherein the second main pipe line is connected to a non-priority part to which the lubricating fluid is supplied with low priority among the plurality of built-in parts such that a supply of the lubricating fluid to the non-priority part of the power transmission device is suppressed when the flow rate of the lubricating fluid in the supply pipe becomes small,
wherein a connection part is formed at a junction between the first main pipe line and the intermediate pipe line, and a flow path bottom surface of the connection part is lower than a surface located at a highest position of a flow path bottom surface of the intermediate pipe line,
wherein an orifice is provided in the intermediate pipe line,
wherein a branch pipe line connected to the non-priority part is provided in the second main pipe line, and
wherein a cross-sectional area of the orifice is set to be larger than a sum of a minimal cross-sectional area of the second main pipe line and a minimal cross-sectional area of the branch pipe line.

US Pat. No. 10,920,870

LUBRICATION STRUCTURE OF POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A lubrication structure of a power transmission device for lubricating a bearing that rotatably supports a first gear that is a final driven gear disposed in a housing of the power transmission device, the lubrication structure comprising:a lubricating oil supply mechanism that supplies lubricating oil to an internal component disposed in the housing;
a baffle that is located in the housing and above the bearing; and
a second gear disposed in the housing and above the first gear so as to be adjacent to the baffle,
wherein the baffle includes
a tubular oil supply passage that guides the lubricating oil to the bearing from above the bearing,
a lubricating oil receiving surface that is disposed above the oil supply passage, that receives the lubricating oil splashed by the first gear, and that guides the lubricating oil to the oil supply passage,
a first opening provided in a side surface of the oil supply passage, and
a second opening provided above the first opening,
wherein the lubricating oil supply mechanism supplies the lubricating oil to the oil supply passage,
wherein the lubricating oil receiving surface is disposed adjacent to teeth of the second gear,
wherein the second opening is provided at a position corresponding to teeth of the second gear,
wherein the lubricating oil supply mechanism includes an ejection outlet for ejecting the lubricating oil, and
wherein an end portion of the ejection outlet is inserted into the oil supply passage via the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,920,869

DUAL FUNCTION AXLE THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Dana Canada Corporation

1. A differential unit for an automotive vehicle, comprising:a gear system for transmitting torque and rotation to wheels of the automotive vehicle, the gear system comprising at least a ring gear and a pinion gear, the ring gear and pinion gear arranged in meshing relationship for rotational movement;
a housing enclosing said gear system;
a first heat exchanger coupled to the housing for warming and/or cooling the fluid circulating in the housing, the first heat exchanger having:
a tubular member having spaced apart walls defining a fluid passageway therebetween for the flow of a first heat exchanger fluid through the heat exchanger;
a primary heat transfer surface defined by one of said spaced apart walls of the tubular member;
an inlet port and an outlet port in fluid communication with said fluid passageway for inletting and discharging said first heat exchange fluid into said heat exchanger from exterior the housing;
a first insulation layer operatively coupled to the housing for insulating the fluid circulating in the housing, the first insulation layer having a first face and an opposing second face, with the entire first face being in contact with the housing; and
a second fluid passageway formed between the outer surface of the gear and the primary heat transfer surface for the flow of the fluid circulating within the housing therethrough;
wherein the fluid is brought into heat transfer relationship with the first heat exchange fluid flowing through the first heat exchanger by means of rotation of the gear system
wherein the housing has a first housing section coupled to a second housing section,
the first housing section being cone shaped and having openings for receiving a shaft and an axle that is perpendicular to the shaft,
the second housing section facing the first housing section to enclose a ring gear within the housing, the second housing section formed to have the first heat exchanger coupled to the second housing section,
wherein the second housing section comprises an inner cover plate and a front plate sandwiching an intermediate cover plate,
each of the inner cover plate, the front plate and the intermediate cover plate having a flat planar surface, with opposing faces of the flat planar surface of the intermediate cover plate contacting the inner cover plate and front plate;
each of the inner cover plate, the front plate and the intermediate cover plate having a arced surface, with the arced surface of the intermediate cover plate being spaced from the arced surface of the inner cover plate providing a passage for a heat exchanger fluid;
the intermediate cover plate having an inlet port and an outlet port in fluid communication with the passage; and
the front plate having holes for receiving the inlet port and the outlet port.

US Pat. No. 10,920,868

KEYLESS ROTATION TRANSFER UNIT AND HYBRID STARTER AND GENERATOR

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A keyless rotation transfer unit comprising:a shaft extending from and configured to be rotated by a core of a hybrid starter and generator (HSG), the shaft including a shaft body, and a shaft end comprising a coupled section having a cylindrical portion and a portion with a plurality of shaft splines formed on an outer circumference thereof, and a threaded fixed section extending from the coupled section at a distal end of the shaft;
a pulley having a pulley boss formed at one side thereof with a shaft hole extending therethrough, through which the shaft end is inserted, and a nut space formed at an opposing side, wherein a plurality of pulley splines is formed on an inner circumference of the shaft hole of the pulley, and wherein the shaft splines engage the pulley splines with a spline fit therebetween to form a pulley coupling force;
a flange nut screw-fastened to the fixed section of the shaft end coming out of the shaft hole of the pulley, and housed within the nut space of the pulley to form a pulley holding force;
a bearing coupled to the cylindrical portion of the shaft end and located at a rear of the pulley;
wherein a length of the coupled section is equal to a sum of the length of the pulley splines and a width of the bearing; and
wherein a diameter of the shaft end is smaller than a diameter of the shaft body to form a stepped portion therebetween, and wherein the stepped portion is configured to constrain the bearing when coupled to the shaft end; and
a stopper disposed on the shaft body at a rear of the stepped portion, and abutted between the core and the bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,920,867

DIFFERENTIAL DEVICE

Musashi Seimitsu Industry...

1. A differential device comprisinga plurality of differential gears,
a plurality of differential gear support members respectively supporting the plurality of differential gears,
a pair of output gears meshing with each of the plurality of differential gears,
a support member having a plurality of opposite ends-supporting parts supporting opposite end parts of the respective differential gear support member, a space being formed in a middle part of the support member,
a first cover member disposed on a back face side of one of the output gears and capable of being joined to the support member, and
a second cover member disposed on a back face side of the other output gear and capable of being joined to the support member,
a recess part being formed between two of the opposite ends-supporting parts of the support member that are adjacent to each other, the recess part extending from an outside in a radial direction of the support member toward an inside in the radial direction,
each of the plurality of opposite ends-supporting parts having one support portion supporting at least one end part of the differential gear support member, and
a through hole being formed in said one support portion, the through hole extending through said one support portion.

US Pat. No. 10,920,866

VEHICLE DRIVELINE COMPONENT WITH LATCHING ACTUATOR

1. A vehicle driveline component comprising:an actuator having a first actuator structure, a second actuator structure, a biasing spring, a linear motor and a plurality of linkages, the second actuator structure being movable relative to the first actuator structure along a movement axis, the biasing spring biasing the second actuator structure away from the first actuator structure along the movement axis, the linear motor being selectively operable to urge the second actuator structure toward the first actuator structure, the plurality of linkages coupling the second actuator structure to the first actuator structure for movement of the second actuator structure relative to the first actuator structure between a first actuator position, in which the second actuator structure is spaced apart from the first actuator structure along the movement axis by a first distance, and a second actuator position in which the second actuator structure is spaced apart from the first actuator structure along the movement axis by a second distance that is greater than the first distance, each of the linkages comprising a link member, a pivot link, a first guide member and a second guide member, the link member being coupled to one of the first and second actuator structures, the pivot link having a first end, which is pivotably coupled to the link member, and a second end that is opposite the first end, the first guide member being coupled to the pivot link, the second guide member being coupled to the other one of the first and second actuator structures and cooperating with the first guide member to guide motion of the second end of the pivot link in a guide track defined by one or both of the first and second guide members, wherein the linkages cooperate with the biasing spring to releasably lock the second actuator structure in each of the first and second actuator positions.

US Pat. No. 10,920,865

DIFFERENTIAL AND CYCLOIDAL DIFFERENTIAL

Zilong Ling, Shenzhen (C...

1. A differential, comprising:a housing;
an internal gear pair consisting of an oscillating gear A and an output gear A;
an internal gear pair consisting of an oscillating gear B and an output gear B;
at least two A-type intermediate gears;
and at least two B-type intermediate gears;
each A-type intermediate gear being radially fixed to the housing, and an axis of each A-type intermediate gear being parallel to an axis of rotation of the housing; each A-type intermediate gear being meshed with at least one B-type intermediate gear, and the gear ratio of each gear pair consisting of an A-type intermediate gear and a B-type intermediate gear being the same; each A-type intermediate gear being provided with an eccentric shaft having an axis parallel to its axis of rotation, and the eccentric shaft on each A-type intermediate gear having the same distance from the axis of rotation of the gear;
the eccentric shafts on all A-type intermediate gears being the same in phase, and the eccentric shaft on each A-type intermediate gear being radially fixed to the oscillating gear A, respectively;
the output gear A being coaxial with the axis of rotation of the housing;
each B-type intermediate gear being radially fixed to the housing, and an axis of rotation of each B-type intermediate gear being parallel to the axis of rotation of the housing; each B-type intermediate gear being meshed with at least one A-type intermediate gear; each B-type intermediate gear being provided with an eccentric shaft having an axis parallel to its axis of rotation; and the eccentric shaft on each B-type intermediate gear having the same distance from the axis of rotation of the gear;
the eccentric shafts on all B-type intermediate gears being the same in phase, and the eccentric shaft on each B-type intermediate gear being radially fixed to the oscillating gear B, respectively; and,
the output gear B being coaxial with the axis of rotation of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,920,864

PLANETARY GEARING SYSTEM, IN PARTICULAR REDUCTION GEAR WITH INTEGRATED SPUR GEAR DIFFERENTIAL

8. An integrated reduction gear and spur gear differential comprising: an integrally formed planetary carrier base part having a first carrier wall section and a second carrier wall section spaced apart axially from the first carrier wall section, wherein the second carrier wall section carries a plurality of pockets which are spaced apart from one another in a circumferential direction, each pocket having an axially extending pocket wall and being closed off by a radially extending pocket bottom; and a cover element forming a third carrier wall section and attached to the pocket bottoms on a side opposite the first carrier wall section; a plurality of planet journals each journal supporting one first planet and one second planet; each pocket bottom forms a receiving bore in which a section of one of the planet journals of the plurality of planet journals is seated; and each second planet of the second planet plane is received in a respective pocket of the plurality of pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,920,863

DRIVE TRANSMISSION DEVICE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A drive transmission device comprising:a rotatable driving member to which a driving force is transmitted from a driving source;
a first gear configured to be rotated by receiving the driving force from said rotatable driving member; and
a second gear configured to rotate a driven member by being rotated by rotation of said first gear,
wherein said first gear includes a driving portion consisting of a plurality of first teeth and configured to drive said second gear, a convex portion having an arcuate shape concentric with a rotation center of said first gear and an engaging portion located at a position shifted from said convex portion with respect to a rotational axis direction of said first gear,
wherein said second gear includes a driven portion consisting of a plurality of second teeth engageable with associated first teeth and configured to be driven by said driving portion, a contact portion configured to contact said convex portion, and a portion-to-be-engaged engageable with said engaging portion and located at a position shifted from said contact portion with respect to a rotational axis direction of said second gear,
wherein a distance between said portion-to-be-engaged and an adjacent upstream second tooth of said driven portion with respect to a rotational direction of said second gear is larger than a distance between adjacent second teeth of said driven portion, and
wherein in a state in which said convex portion slides on said contact portion so as not to rotate said second gear when said first gear rotates, said engaging portion engages with said portion-to-be-engaged such that said contact portion separates from said convex portion, and said driving portion engages with said driven portion so as to transmit the driving force from said first gear to said second gear.

US Pat. No. 10,920,862

ACTUATOR HAVING MANUAL ROTATING AND ANTI-PINCH MECHANISMS

TIMOTION TECHNOLOGY CO., ...

1. An actuator having a manual rotating mechanism and an anti-pinch mechanism, comprising:an actuating body having a leadscrew, a stretchable tube screwed to the leadscrew, and a front support;
a manual rotating mechanism having a sleeve assembly and a manual rotating wheel, wherein the sleeve assembly has a central shaft, a circular body surrounding the central shaft, and a connecting plate connected between the central shaft and the circular body, wherein the front support is connected to one end of the central shaft, wherein the manual rotating wheel is sleeved between the sleeve assembly and the front support and is operationally engaged with the circular body or the front support; and
an anti-pinch mechanism having a clutch wheel which is fixed to an end of the stretchable tube and is movably sleeved around the other end of the central shaft,
wherein when the stretchable tube is blocked during a retraction stroke, the clutch wheel is detached from the connecting plate such that the clutch wheel follows the stretchable tube to idle.

US Pat. No. 10,920,861

TOOL FOR INSTALLATION AND REMOVAL OF A STRETCH FIT BELT ON A MARINE ENGINE

Brunswick Corporation, M...

1. A tool for installing and removing a stretch fit belt on a pulley coupled to a marine engine, the tool comprising:a body having first and second ends, an arcuate inner face configured to be placed adjacent an outer circumferential surface of the pulley, and an opposing outer face configured to guide the belt thereover;
at least one arcuate rib protruding from the inner face and configured to contact a groove on the outer circumferential surface of the pulley;
a wedge protruding from a lower portion of the outer face proximate the first end of the body, the wedge sloping downwardly from a wedge upper corner at the first end of the body and along the outer face to a wedge lower corner located between the first and second ends of the body;
an overhang protruding from an upper portion of the outer face proximate the second end of the body, the overhang having an overhang curved portion located between the first and second ends of the body and an overhang tapered portion extending from the overhang curved portion to the second end of the body;
a ledge that protrudes from the inner face of the body, wherein a lower surface of the ledge is configured to rest on an outer flange of the pulley when the inner face is placed adjacent the outer circumferential surface of the pulley; and
a beveled surface that connects the ledge to the upper portion of the outer face of the body except where the overhang protrudes from the outer face;
wherein the outer face of the body is configured to accommodate a width of the belt between the wedge lower corner and the overhang curved portion.

US Pat. No. 10,920,860

BELT TENSIONING DEVICE

Muhr und Bender KG, Atte...

1. A belt tensioning device, comprising:a base member having a sleeve projection;
a first tensioning arm that is pivotably supported by a bearing sleeve on the sleeve projection of the base member around a first pivot axis and which comprises a first tensioning roller that is rotatable around a first axis of rotation, wherein the bearing sleeve is radially elastic, is connected to a first component in a rotationally fixed manner, and is rotatable relative to the other one of the base member and the tensioning arm, wherein the first component is one of the base member and first tensioning arm;
a second tensioning arm that is pivotably supported on the base member around a second pivot axis and that comprises a second tensioning roller that is rotatable around a second axis of rotation;
a spring arrangement that is arranged between the first tensioning arm and the second tensioning arm such that the first tensioning arm and the second tensioning arm are pre-tensioned relative to each other in a circumferential direction by the spring arrangement; and
pre-tensioning means that are arranged radially between a circumferential face of the bearing sleeve and a circumferential face of the component connected to the bearing sleeve in a rotationally fixed manner to exert a radial force in a direction toward a second component rotatable relative thereto, wherein the second component is one of the base member and first tensioning arm.

US Pat. No. 10,920,859

TWO-SPEED ELECTRIC DRIVE-UNIT

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. An electric drive-unit encased in a drive-unit housing and configured to selectively provide first and second speed-ratios, the electric drive-unit comprising:an electric motor configured to generate an electric motor torque;
a first output member and a second output member;
a first planetary gear-set having first, second, and third nodes, wherein one of the first, second, and third nodes of the first gear-set is directly connected to the electric motor;
a second planetary gear-set having first, second, and third nodes, wherein one of the first, second, and third nodes of the second gear-set is directly connected to the first planetary gear-set, another of the first, second, and third nodes of the second gear-set is directly connected to the first output member, and the remaining of the first, second, and third nodes of the second gear-set is node fixed to the drive-unit housing;
a third planetary gear-set having first, second, and third nodes, wherein one of the first, second, and third nodes of the third gear-set is directly connected to the first planetary gear-set and another of the first, second, and third nodes of the second gear-set is directly connected to the second output member;
a first torque-transmitting device configured to selectively connect one of the nodes of the third planetary gear-set to the drive-unit housing to thereby affect the first speed-ratio; and
a second torque-transmitting device configured to selectively connect one of the nodes of the first planetary gear-set to one of the nodes of the third planetary gear-set to thereby affect the second speed-ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,920,858

SHIFTABLE TWO-SPEED TRANSMISSION SUITABLE FOR EDRIVE

GKN Automotive Ltd., Red...

1. A final drive unit for a drivetrain of a motor vehicle comprising a two-speed transmission for transmitting propulsion power within the motor vehicle drivetrain, wherein the two-speed transmission comprises:a rotationally driven input member, via which, when propulsion power is being transmitted, the propulsion power is introduced into the transmission; and
an output member, via which the propulsion power can be transmitted out of the transmission;
wherein, subject to the shift position of a shiftable clutch, a direct drive or a transmission stage having a transmission ratio which differs from the direct drive can be implemented between the input member and the output member,
wherein three assembly units comprising an outer gear unit, a planet gear unit and a sun unit, are provided, wherein, when propulsion power is being transmitted, the propulsion power is introduced into the transmission via the outer gear unit;
wherein the planet gear unit has at least one planet gear pair having at least one first planet gear having a first effective planet gear diameter and at least one second planet gear connected for conjoint rotation to the first planet gear and having a second effective planet gear diameter, wherein, in addition to a supporting sun unit having a supporting sun gear having an effective supporting sun gear diameter, an output sun unit having an output sun gear having an output sun gear diameter is provided, and wherein the first planet gear meshes with the supporting sun gear, and the second planet gear meshes with the output sun gear; and
wherein the supporting sun gear is blocked in at least one direction of rotation by a blocking device, and the propulsion power is transmitted out of the transmission via the output sun gear.

US Pat. No. 10,920,857

TWIN COUNTERSHAFT TRANSMISSION WITH SPLINE

Eaton Cummins Automated T...

1. A transmission, comprising:a pair of twin countershafts each having an identical gear arrangement thereon;
a splitter section having an input shaft and a clutch that drivingly couples the input shaft to the pair of twin countershafts;
a main transmission assembly having a main shaft and a main transmission clutch, the main shaft drivingly coupled to the pair of twin countershafts via the main transmission clutch;
a range gear assembly having an annulus gear, a sun gear, a planet gear, and a center shaft that provides output from the transmission;
a spline joint that couples the main shaft to the center shaft and in operation transfers torque through and reduces eccentric loads between the main shaft and the center shaft that occur due to axial misalignment, wherein the main shaft is a radially floating shaft positioned within a bore of the spline joint;
a first bearing positioned at an axial location of the spline joint that supports both the main shaft and the center shaft at a first end;
a second bearing that supports the center shaft at a second end of the center shaft opposite the first end, the second bearing supported by an outer shaft that is coupled to the planet gear and provides output to an output shaft of the transmission, wherein the range gear assembly is a helical configuration that includes the annulus gear, the sun gear, and the planet gear each having helical teeth, and wherein the center shaft is supported by the second bearing, such that sun gear and annulus gear axial loads balance with axial loads of the planet gear.

US Pat. No. 10,920,856

COMMODITY METERING SYSTEM FOR WORK VEHICLE WITH TRANSVERSE DRIVE FOR METERING ELEMENT

1. A work vehicle comprising:a first actuator and a second actuator;
a first metering element and a second metering element; and
a first powertrain and a second powertrain configured to transmit power, respectively, from the first actuator and the second actuator to the first metering element and the second metering element to drive the respective first metering element and the second metering element in rotation about a first axis to meter a commodity;
the first powertrain and the second powertrain including, respectively, a first actuator output member and a second actuator output member supported for rotation about respective second and third axes;
the first powertrain and the second powertrain including, respectively, a first metering input member and a second metering input member fixed for rotation with the respective first metering element and the second metering element about the first axis;
the first actuator output member and the second actuator output member engaged, respectively, with the first metering input member and the second metering input member for power transmission from the first actuator output member and the second actuator output member to the respective first metering input member and the second metering input member; and
the first axis being transverse to the second and third axes.

US Pat. No. 10,920,855

FREEWHEEL MECHANISM

EFNEO Sp. z o.o., Warsaw...

1. A freewheel mechanism containing an external raceway, rolls, wedges, wherein the freewheel mechanism contains the external raceway and an external gear that are rigidly connected with each other,and it contains satellite gears and rolls that are rigidly connected with each other, wherein the satellite gears mate with the external gear,
wherein the satellite gears are mounted on satellite axles, wherein the satellite axles are mounted in a yoke,
wherein the freewheel mechanism contains wedges, which are placed between the rolls and the external raceway.

US Pat. No. 10,920,854

KENTER SHACKLE

SCHMIEDESTUECK-VERTRIEB F...

1. A Kenter shackle for anchor chains, said Kenter shackle having at least two half elements which can be coupled to one another and a coupling piece element that can be inserted between the half elements, said Kenter shackle comprising:said at least two half elements, each have an L-shaped or J-shaped configuration, in which external toothing with a plurality of parallel toothing planes, one above another, is formed at an end of a short connecting leg, and in which a receiving chamber is formed at an end of a long connecting leg, which receiving chamber has internal toothing having a plurality of parallel toothing planes, one above another, in which the external toothing of the short connecting leg engages, the connecting legs being connected to one another via a curved clasp;
wherein the receiving chamber in the long leg is widened by at least one of:
a shortening of the short leg thereby lowering an end face of the external toothing of the short leg; and
a cavity above an uppermost toothing plane of the plurality of parallel toothing planes of the internal toothing facing the clasp; and
wherein in the uppermost toothing plane of the plurality of parallel toothing planes, outer flanks of the internal toothing continue in the direction of the clasp and run out in a rounding on a roof of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,920,853

ELASTIC ELEMENT FOR SECURING A JUMP MAT TO A TRAMPOLINE FRAME

Angehrn AG Umformtechnik,...

1. A method for securing a jump mat to a trampoline frame, having the steps:a) providing a multiplicity of elastic elements each elastic element having free ends,
b) providing a multiplicity of connectors each having a first receptacle and a second receptacle,
c) looping a cord loop formed from the at least one elastic element around a portion of the trampoline frame,
d) mounting the free ends of the elastic elements into the first receptacle of the respective connector,
e) mounting at least one tension band, which has a loop, into the second receptacle of the respective connector connected to the free ends of the elastic elements,
f) repeating steps c) to e) for all provided elastic elements along the circumference of the trampoline frame,
wherein mounting the tension band into the respective connector is subdivided into three steps:
f1) passing the loop of the tension band through the second receptacle of the connector, wherein the second receptacle has a larger opening on the side facing outwards to the elastic elements than on the side facing inwards to the tension band,
f2) inserting a retaining element into the loop of the tension band projecting through the second receptacle, and
f3 pulling back the loop with the retaining element inserted in it until the position of the loop of the tension band is locked within the opening of the second receptacle of the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,920,852

TENSIONING DEVICE

REVOLOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC...

1. A tensioning device comprising:a housing comprising a first hook;
a drive member rotatably coupled with the housing;
a driven member disposed in the housing and operably coupled with the drive member;
a cable member coupled with the driven member;
a second hook coupled with the cable member;
a tension sensor coupled with one of the first hook and the second hook and configured to detect a tension force applied between the first hook and the second hook; and
a wireless communication module that is configured to wirelessly transmit tension data to a remote computing device, wherein:
the driven member is slidably coupled with the housing such that the driven member and the cable member are slidable together between a retracted position and an extended position in response to rotation of the drive member;
the tension sensor comprises a strain gage;
the tension sensor is coupled with the second hook; and
the tension sensor further comprises a power supply that is embedded in the second hook.

US Pat. No. 10,920,851

ZIPPER ASSEMBLY FOR A DRAPER BELT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A draper belt assembly for an agricultural harvester header comprising:a draper belt;
a zipper assembly along a length of the draper belt, the zipper assembly including:
a first zipper track,
a second zipper track complementary to the first zipper track, and
a slider releasably connectable to the first zipper track and the second zipper track; and
a seal covering an upper surface of the first and second zipper tracks.

US Pat. No. 10,920,850

CONNECTOR

NICHIAS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A connector provided to a connection between a vibrating body that is a vibration source, and a plate-shaped shielding body that is attached to the vibrating body, the connector comprising:a first buffer member that includes a spiral-shaped wire in a plan view;
a second buffer member that is substantially annular and flat plate-shaped, that is capable of warping in a thickness direction, and that is stacked with the first buffer member;
a collar member that includes a cylindrical portion having an insertion hole for a fixing member for attaching the connector to the vibrating body, the cylindrical portion surrounded by the first buffer member and the second buffer member and extending through annular apertures thereof, a first flange facing a radially inner side of the first buffer member, and a second flange facing a radially inner side of the second buffer member, the first and the second flanges both protruding from the cylindrical portion in a radial direction and clamping the first and second buffer members therebetween; and
a coupling member that includes a first holder section holding radially outer sides of the first buffer member and the second buffer member and clamping the first and second buffer members therein, a second holder section holding the shielding body, and a coupling member base portion connecting the first holder section and the second holder section,
wherein:
a gap for allowing the second buffer member to move in the radial direction is formed between the second buffer member and the cylindrical portion, and the radially inner sides of the first buffer member and the second buffer member are sandwiched by the first flange and the second flange in such a manner that the second buffer member is movable in the radial direction and limits axial deformation of the first buffer member.

US Pat. No. 10,920,849

DAMPING MEMBER FOR ROLLING GUIDE DEVICE AND SEISMIC ISOLATION STRUCTURE UTILIZING SAME

THK CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A damping member for a rolling guide device,the rolling guide device including:
a track rail; and
a moving block, which is assembled to the track rail through intermediation of a plurality of rolling elements, and is configured to move along the track rail,
the damping member comprising:
a friction member which includes a sliding contact pad in contact with at least the track rail; and
a fixing holder, which is configured to press the friction member against the track rail and couple the friction member to the moving block,
the damping member being provided to the track rail in series with the moving block,
wherein the fixing holder includes:
a holding portion which includes a pressing plate configured to press the sliding contact pad against the track rail and cover the track rail from above the friction member; and
a pair of coupling arms which extends from the holding portion along a longitudinal direction of the track rail to hold the moving block, and
wherein the friction member includes a thick portion positioned between the holding portion of the fixing holder and the moving block, and
wherein, in movement of the moving block along the track rail, any one of the moving block and the fixing holder presses the thick portion of the friction member in the longitudinal direction of the track rail.

US Pat. No. 10,920,848

ADJUSTABLE DAMPING ARRANGEMENT FOR A NON-ROTATING TOOL HOLDER

1. A damper assembly for use with a non-rotating tool holder, the damper assembly comprising:a hollow ram for supporting a non-rotating tool;
a damper assembly mounted in the hollow ram for absorbing vibrations of the hollow ram, the damper assembly comprising;
a rear plate mounted in the hollow ram;
a front plate mounted at least partially in the hollow ram and at least partially outside of an internal cavity of the hollow ram;
an upper tie rod and a lower tie rod extending between the front plate and the rear plate;
a damper mass mounted between the front plate and the rear plate;
ring dampers mounted between the damper mass and the front and rear plates;
suspension springs that support the damper mass from the upper tie rod extending radially away from the upper tie rod the suspension springs carrying the weight of the damper mass, whereby the ring dampers do not carry the weight of the damper mass and the damper mass is free to respond to vibrations in the ram.

US Pat. No. 10,920,847

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A DAMPER TUBE

Tenneco Automotive Operat...

1. A method of manufacturing a damper tube, the method comprising:providing a tube having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end;
providing a spacer tool, at least partly, within the first end of the tube;
flattening a portion of the first end of the tube such that the tube contacts the spacer tool;
removing the spacer tool from the flattened portion of the first end of the tube;
providing a reinforcing insert within the flattened portion of the first end of the tube;
bending at least one of the reinforcing insert and the flattened portion of the first end of the tube into a loop; and
connecting an edge of the loop to an outer side surface of the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,920,846

AIR SPRING

ContiTech Luftfedersystem...

1. An air spring comprising:an air-spring lobe made of elastomer material and having a first end and a second end;
a connection part clamped to said first end of said air-spring lobe and having a bayonet connection, wherein the bayonet connection includes an air connection, wherein the bayonet connection has a T-shaped overhang above the first end of the air-spring lobe and includes a first overhanging end and a second overhanging end of the T-shaped overhang and an opening for the air connection is located on the first overhanging end of the T-shaped overhang,
said air-spring lobe clamped defining a work chamber configured to be under internal pressure and containing an air-spring volume;
said work chamber being in connection with said air connection; and
said air connection configured to receive an air supply.

US Pat. No. 10,920,845

ARTICLE, PARTICULARLY AN AIR SPRING BELLOWS, A METAL-RUBBER ELEMENT, OR A VIBRATION DAMPER

ContiTech Luftfedersystem...

1. An article comprising a main body having elastic properties, the main body comprising an outer layer C, wherein the outer layer C comprises a first lamina C1 and second lamina C2, wherein the first lamina C1 and the second lamina C2 each is formed from an elastomer mixture, wherein at least one layer D composed of a weave is embedded between the first lamina C1 and the second lamina C2, and wherein the at least one layer D is comprised of a bi-stretch fabric; andthe main body further comprising a strength layer B formed on the first lamina C1 and formed from at least one strength member and having a cord weave composed of two or more laminas and an inner cap layer A formed on the strength layer B.

US Pat. No. 10,920,844

VEHICLE SUSPENSION BUSHING ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH BUSHING ASSEMBLIES

Hendrickson USA, L.L.C., ...

1. A vehicle suspension bushing assembly comprising:an outer sleeve comprising an axially extending slit;
an elastomeric element at least partially positioned within the outer sleeve;
an inner sleeve at least partially positioned within the elastomeric element and defining a plurality of openings or apertures;
a retaining ring at least partially positioned within the outer sleeve; and
a bar pin at least partially positioned within the inner sleeve and the retaining ring and including a central section extending between first and second ends, wherein
a first end of the outer sleeve comprises at least one radially inwardly directed section, and
the retaining ring is directly mounted on the bar pin and positioned between the inner sleeve and the at least one radially inwardly directed section of the outer sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,920,843

SPRING ELEMENT FOR A VEHICLE SHOCK ABSORBER, AND VEHICLE SHOCK ABSORBER AND VEHICLE HAVING SAME

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A spring element for a vehicle shock absorber, comprising:a longitudinal axis and a base body which extends along the longitudinal axis and can be elastically deformed between an uncompressed basic state and a state in which it is compressed in a direction of the longitudinal axis;
a groove which runs around an outside of the base body; and
a supporting ring arranged in the groove,
wherein in a basic state of the base body one or more cutouts are formed between the supporting ring and the base body in the groove,
wherein a gap which permits air to escape is formed between the supporting ring and the one or more cutouts.

US Pat. No. 10,920,842

FOAM SPRING FOR PILLOWS, CUSHIONS, MATTRESSES OR THE LIKE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH A FOAM SPRING

ELISANA S.A.R.L., Luxemb...

1. A method of manufacturing a hollow tubular foam spring comprising:forming a multi-layer material band, including fixedly attaching at least a first resilient foam layer and a reinforcing layer using an adhesive, the reinforcing layer being constructed of a first material comprising a non-woven sheet material comprising polypropylene, the first resilient foam layer being constructed of a second material comprising foam, the second material differing from the first material;
applying the reinforcing layer as an intermediate layer between the first resilient foam layer and a second resilient foam layer, the second resilient foam layer constructed of a third material comprising foam, wherein the reinforcing layer is applied radially exterior to the first foam tubular resilient layer;
forming lines of spaced apart slits fully extending through the multi-layer material band, plural slits in the first resilient foam layer and the reinforcing layer aligned with one another whereby each of the aligned slits extend through the first resilient foam layer and reinforcing layer;
cutting a transverse strip out of the multi-layer material band;
bending two opposite ends of the strip towards each other; and
fixing the two opposite ends to one another forming a tubular shape, the tubular shape defining a void core, the reinforcing layer positioned on a circumferentially curved outer side of the tubular shape, each of said aligned slits forming aligned holes, each of the aligned holes extending through the reinforcing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,920,841

DRIVE TRANSMISSION DEVICE FOR BRAKES

DROMOS S.R.L., Valsamogg...

1. A drive transmission device for a brake comprising:a frame (2);
a first rod (8) movable along a first direction (D1) and having a first end (8a) configured to be connected to an actuator (A) and a second end (8b), opposite the first (8a);
a second rod (9) movable along a second direction (D2), inclined relative to the first direction (D1), and having a first end (9a) configured to be connected to a brake actuating member and a second end (9b), opposite the first (9a);
an oscillating element (10) having a first portion rotatably constrained to the frame (2) and a second portion movable along a circumferential arc trajectory;
the second ends (8b, 9b) of the first rod (8) and the second rod (9), respectively, being connected to the second portion of the oscillating element (10), wherein the device is configured such that, in use, the first rod (8) moves along the first direction (D1) as a result of a force (a) applied by the actuator (A) to the first end (8a) of the first rod (8) and (b) in a direction towards the second end (8b) of the first rod (8) and towards the second portion of the oscillating element (10), which movement of the first rod (8) causes the second end (8b) of the first rod (8) to push against the second portion of the oscillating element (10), which causes the second portion of the oscillating element (10) to move along the circumferential arc trajectory, which causes the second rod (9), acted on by the second portion of the oscillating element (10), to move along the second direction (D2) towards the brake actuating member;
wherein the second portion of the oscillating element (10) has a first hollowed out cavity which defines a first seat (13) and a second hollowed out cavity which defines a second seat (14), the second end (8b) of the first rod (8) being seated in the first seat (13), the second end (9b) of the second rod (9) being seated in the second seat (14) such that each second end (8b, 9b) is effectively constrained to remain seated in its respective seat during operation of the drive transmission device, and wherein the second end (8b) of the first rod (8) is constrained by the first seat (13) to move in a circular arc trajectory when the second portion of the oscillating element (10) moves along the circumferential arc trajectory;
wherein the oscillating element (10) comprises a bar (11) having a first end (11a), which defines the first portion of the oscillating element (10), and a second end (11b), which defines the second portion of the oscillating element (10); wherein, during operation, the movement of the distal end of the second end (11b) of the oscillating element (10) defines a first arc; wherein the frame (2) defines a hollow (15) which forms a bottom located adjacent said distal end, said hollow (15) extending along a second arc corresponding to said first arc so that, during operation, the distal end moves adjacent the hollow (15) but does not contact the hollow (15).

US Pat. No. 10,920,840

ROTOR ASSEMBLY FOR A DISC BRAKE SYSTEM

Volvo Car Corporation, G...

1. A rotor assembly for a disc brake system, the rotor assembly comprising:a central mounting section including a hub adapted to be connected to a wheel or axle of a vehicle, a flange connected to a radial outer edge of the hub, and a first set of connection elements formed in or on the flange; and
an outer friction ring section having friction surfaces adapted to make contact with one or more brake pads of a disc brake caliper, and including a radial inner flange and a second set of connection elements formed in or on the radial inner flange, the first set of connection elements of the central mounting section and the second set of connection elements of the outer friction ring section being configured to be press fit together to connect the central mounting section with the outer friction ring section;
wherein the outer friction ring section includes a first ring member including a third set of connection elements disposed radially outwards of the radial inner flange of the outer friction ring section and the first and second sets of connection elements and a second ring member including a fourth set of connection elements disposed radially outwards of the radial inner flange of the outer friction ring section and the first and second sets of connection elements, wherein the third and fourth sets of connection elements are configured to be press fit together to connect the first ring member with the second ring member.

US Pat. No. 10,920,839

DISC BRAKE ROTOR

SHIMANO INC., Sakai (JP)...

1. A disc brake rotor comprising:a hub engagement member configured to engage with a hub assembly;
a friction member provided radially outwardly of the hub engagement member with respect to a rotational center axis of the disc brake rotor, the friction member having an axial thickness in an axial direction with respect to the rotational center axis;
a first member extending between the hub engagement member and the friction member, the first member including a recess that has an axial depth in the axial direction, the axial depth being larger than the axial thickness of the friction member; and
a second member at least partly provided on the recess without using a screw connection, wherein
the first member is a separate member with respect to the friction member,
the first member being attached to the friction member by a fastening member, and
the second member has a radially outermost edge that is radially inward of a radially innermost edge of the fastening member.

US Pat. No. 10,920,838

BRAKE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A BRAKE DRUM

SAF-HOLLAND GmbH, Bessen...

1. A brake device for braking a wheel, comprising:a brake drum;
a brake pad carrier arranged in the brake drum and including at least one brake pad; and
an actuator apparatus configured for reversible transfer of the brake pad carrier between a braking state in which the brake pad is operatively connected to the brake drum, and a freewheeling state in which the operative connection between the brake pad and the brake drum is canceled;
the brake pad carrier being elastically deformable for the transfer from the freewheeling state into the braking state;
a first end of the brake pad carrier being fixed in a stationary manner with respect to a brake carrier, and the actuator apparatus acting on a second end of the brake pad carrier, and the brake device having an adjusting mechanism configured on the inlet side or on the outlet side, the brake device configured such that the brake pad carrier is exclusively deformed in a pivot-free manner.

US Pat. No. 10,920,837

CLUTCH DEVICE AND RETAINER THEREOF

MAMBA Ltd., Tokyo (JP)

1. A retainer assembly of a clutch device that transmits a rotational driving force and cancels the transmission, the retainer assembly comprising:a retainer configured to be mounted to a pressure plate of the clutch device for rotation about a rotation axis;
a weight supported by the retainer and guided by a guide to move linearly in a substantially radial direction relative to the rotation axis,
a push lever rotatably engaged with the weight, the push lever configured to swing in response to the linear movement of the weight, the push lever including an abutting end formed of an elastically deformable member; and
a stopper located in a position to limit a movable range of the linear movement of the weight,
wherein, upon rotation of the retainer, a centrifugal force is applied to the weight to cause the weight to slide in an outer circumferential direction and bring the abutting end of the push lever into abutment with the pressure plate of the clutch device to apply a predetermined load to the pressure plate.

US Pat. No. 10,920,836

HYDRAULIC CLUTCH ACTUATION WITH ON-DEMAND CLUTCH OILING

GKN Automotive Ltd., Red...

1. A hydraulic clutch actuation system for actuation of at least one friction clutch of a clutch-controlled compensation unit for a motor vehicle, comprising:a hydraulic pump operable independently of a driving state for generating hydraulic pressure in a hydraulic fluid, wherein at least one clutch actuation device is provided for actuating the at least one friction clutch, on which the hydraulic pressure generated by the hydraulic pump by means of the hydraulic fluid may act as a clutch pressure via a clutch pressure line, and wherein the compensation unit comprises assembly components, which are to be oiled with cooling and/or lubricating oil for lubrication and/or cooling via an oiling line, and
at least one clutch control valve via which the clutch pressure is controlled, wherein the clutch pressure line is formed by a line portion running between the at least one clutch control valve and the clutch actuation device, and wherein the oiling line branches off the clutch pressure line downstream of the clutch control valve;
wherein a volume flow conveyed by the hydraulic pump is conducted at least partially to the assembly components as cooling or lubricating oil.

US Pat. No. 10,920,835

CLUTCH DEVICE

1. A clutch device comprising:an outer disk carrier comprising a first plurality of axially running grooves and a first radially inwardly extending tooth disposed between two circumferentially adjacent grooves of the first plurality of axially running grooves;
a plurality of outer disks, each including a first plurality of radial projections spaced apart from one another by depressions and projecting into the first plurality of axially running grooves;
an inner disk carrier comprising a second plurality of axially running grooves and a second radially inwardly extending tooth disposed between two circumferentially adjacent grooves of the second plurality of axially running grooves;
a plurality of inner disks, each including a second plurality of radial projections spaced apart from one another by depressions and projecting into the second plurality of axially running grooves; and,
at least one lug:
arranged between the two circumferentially adjacent grooves of the first plurality of axially running grooves, spanning an entirety of a circumferential width between the two circumferentially adjacent grooves of the first plurality of axially running grooves, including tapered edges and a rounded distal end, and extending axially from the first radially inwardly extending tooth; or,
arranged between the two circumferentially adjacent grooves of the second plurality of axially running grooves, spanning an entirety of a circumferential width between the two circumferentially adjacent grooves of the second plurality of axially running grooves, including tapered edges and a rounded distal end, and extending axially from the second radially inwardly extending tooth.

US Pat. No. 10,920,834

ENGAGEMENT-TYPE CLUTCH MECHANISM

Musashi Seimitsu Industry...

1. An engagement-type clutch mechanism comprisinga first power transmission member supported on a rotating shaft so as to be capable of rotating integrally with the rotating shaft and moving in a direction of an axis of the rotating shaft,
a second power transmission member supported on the rotating shaft adjacently to the first power transmission member so as to be capable of rotating relative to the rotating shaft and incapable of moving in the direction of the axis,
a first projecting part provided on a face of the first power transmission member that opposes the second power transmission member,
a first spline provided on an outer peripheral face of the first power transmission member,
a second projecting part provided on a face of the second power transmission member that opposes the first power transmission member and being capable of engaging with the first projecting part,
a second spline provided on an outer peripheral face of the second power transmission member, and
a sleeve having on an inner peripheral face a to-be-engaged spline that can engage with each of the first spline and the second spline, and disposed so as to be capable of moving in the direction of the axis,
when viewed in a peripheral direction of opposing faces of the first and second power transmission members, a ratio of a length of a portion between the first and second projecting parts to a width thereof being larger than a ratio of a length of a portion between teeth of each of the first and second splines relative to a tooth thickness,
movement of the first power transmission member toward the second power transmission member side engaging the first projecting part with the second projecting part and making rotation of the second power transmission member be synchronized with rotation of the first power transmission member, engagement of the sleeve with the synchronized first power transmission member and second power transmission member linking the first spline and the second spline via the to-be-engaged spline, and rotation of one of the rotating shaft and the second power transmission member being transmitted to the other of the rotating shaft and the second power transmission member.

US Pat. No. 10,920,833

GEARLESS TORQUE DRIVE

ECA Medical Instruments, ...

1. A torque-limiting mechanism comprising:an upper shank component comprising a proximal end, a distal end, an axial bore connecting the proximal end and the distal end, and a first undulated torque-limiting interface disposed on the proximal end;
a lower shank component comprising a proximal end, a distal end, a drive socket disposed between the proximal end and the distal end, and a second undulated torque-limiting interface disposed on the proximal end, wherein the upper shank component and the lower shank component are aligned along an axis in the direction of the axial bore and the drive socket with the first torque-limiting interface in contact with the second torque-limiting interface; and
a compressible biasing element with a 50 to 100 durometer rating configured to apply compressive force (F) along the axis to compress the first torque-limiting interface against the second torque-limiting interface;
wherein the upper shank component and the lower shank component are configured to engage to rotate together when torque is applied to the lower shank component via the drive socket; and,
wherein the upper shank component and the lower shank component are configured to disengage when a predetermined torque limit is exceeded,
the first torque-limiting interface comprises a first plurality of non-metallic undulations arranged around the axial bore and separated by a first plurality of transition regions;
the second torque-limiting interface comprises a second plurality of non-metallic undulations arranged around the drive socket and separated by a second plurality of transition regions; and
each undulation comprises an upslope, a peak, and a downslope, wherein each downslope has a declination angle of between 5 and 30 degrees such that degradation is mitigated between the first and second pluralities of undulations.

US Pat. No. 10,920,832

AIR VENT SYSTEM FOR CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINTS

Dana Automotive Systems, ...

1. An air vent system for a constant velocity joint, comprising:a constant velocity joint having an inner race, an outer race, a cage, and a plurality of torque transferring elements;
wherein said outer race of said constant velocity joint has a wall portion with a vent hole having a first axially extending channel and a second axially extending channel;
a valve is at least partially located within said vent hole in said wall portion of said outer race, wherein said valve comprises:
a stopper portion comprising a first axial inner portion, a second axial outer portion, and a radially outward extending portion interposed between said first and second axial inner portions;
wherein said first axial inner portion is at least partially located within said first axially extending channel in said wall portion of said outer race;
wherein said second axial outer portion is located within said second axially extending channel in said wall portion of said outer race;
a disk portion located axially adjacent to and extends outward from said second axial outer portion of said stopper portion of said valve;
a breather portion comprising a ring; and
a channel comprising a first aperture, a second aperture, a first portion, a second portion and a cantilever elbow fluidly connecting said first portion of said channel in said valve with said second portion of said channel in said valve.

US Pat. No. 10,920,831

PROPSHAFT ASSEMBLY HAVING YOKE FRICTION WELDED TO PROPSHAFT TUBE

1. A propshaft assembly comprising:a propshaft tube, and
a weld yoke,
wherein the propshaft tube has a wall member,
wherein the weld yoke has a yoke body and a pair of arms, the yoke body having a first and second axial ends, an annular outer surface and an annular inner surface, the pair of arms extending from the second axial end of the yoke body, and
wherein the propshaft tube is welded to the yoke body such that a portion of the propshaft tube is disposed radially between the annular outer and inner surfaces and embedded into a surface on the first axial end of the yoke body.

US Pat. No. 10,920,830

MIXER COMPRISING A CLAMPING SLEEVE ASSEMBLY

Xylem Europe GmbH, Schaf...

1. A mixer for generating a flow of liquid, the mixer comprising:a stationary body, an axially extending drive shaft protruding from said stationary body, a propeller, an attachment screw having a head with a top, and a clamping sleeve assembly configured to interconnect the drive shaft and the propeller with each other in order to transmit a rotational motion,
wherein the clamping sleeve assembly has an axial clamping length (L),
wherein the clamping sleeve assembly comprises an inner clamping sleeve and an outer clamping sleeve,
wherein the inner clamping sleeve has the shape of a tubular wall and includes an inner surface abutting the drive shaft and an outer surface abutting the outer clamping sleeve,
wherein the attachment screw is configured to secure the inner clamping sleeve to the drive shaft,
wherein the outer clamping sleeve has the shape of a tubular wall and includes an inner surface abutting the inner clamping sleeve and an outer surface abutting the propeller, and the outer clamping sleeve comprises a bore delimited by the inner surface of the outer clamping sleeve and extending from a first end of the outer clamping sleeve towards a second end of the outer clamping sleeve, said bore ending at a first stop surface configured to directly or indirectly engage a second end of the inner clamping sleeve, and the outer clamping sleeve further comprises a second stop surface configured to be engaged by the top of the head of the attachment screw during demounting of the clamping sleeve assembly,
wherein both the inner surface of the outer clamping sleeve and the outer surface of the inner clamping sleeve are cylindrical along the axial clamping length (L),
wherein the inner surface of the inner clamping sleeve, along the axial clamping length (L), has the shape of a truncated cone diverging towards a first end of the inner clamping sleeve,
wherein an outer diameter of the inner clamping sleeve is less than an inner diameter of the outer clamping sleeve when the outer clamping sleeve and the inner clamping sleeve are unloaded,
wherein the tubular wall of the inner clamping sleeve comprises a slot extending along an entire axial length of the inner clamping sleeve, and
wherein the tubular wall of the outer clamping sleeve comprises a single slot extending along an entire axial length of the outer clamping sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,920,829

THRUST BEARING COOLING DEVICE

15. A thrust bearing cooling device comprising:a fluid storage tank in which a thrust bearing is installed and a fluid is stored, an outer surface of the fluid storage tank being exposed to external air;
at least one lower heat dissipating fin provided on a lower surface of a bottom portion of the fluid storage tank;
a plurality of side heat dissipating fins provided on an outer surface of a side wall of the fluid storage tank
a cooling fan disposed above the fluid storage tank and fastened to a rotary shaft coupled to the thrust bearing; and
a fan guide surrounding the fluid storage tank and the plurality of side heat dissipating fins and guiding an air flowing by suction force of the cooling fan to the cooling fan,
wherein the lower heat dissipating fin has a protruded portion protruding in a radial direction on the bottom portion of the fluid storage tank and disposed below the plurality of side heat dissipating fins, and
wherein a lower end of the fan guide is disposed on an upper end of the lower heat dissipating fin.

US Pat. No. 10,920,828

TONER TRANSPORTING DEVICE, DEVELOPING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. A toner transporting device comprising:a bearing having an inner ring that supports a shaft, a plurality of rolling elements disposed on an outer periphery of the inner ring, and an outer ring disposed around the rolling elements so as to surround the inner ring;
an opposing section disposed facing a first side of the inner ring and the outer ring and configured such that the first side of the inner ring is adjacent the opposing section;
a flange that is provided at a second edge at a second side of the outer ring, extends in a radial direction of the shaft, and covers at least a part of a second end surface at a second side of the inner ring; and
an engaging section that serves as a first edge at the first side of the outer ring, extends out in an axial direction beyond a first end surface at the first side of the inner ring, and engages with the opposing section in a relatively movable manner,
wherein the engaging section engages within an annular projection provided in the opposing section.

US Pat. No. 10,920,827

BEARING SHELL AND DEVICE FOR MOLDING A BEARING SHELL

1. A device for molding a bearing shell, the device comprising:a first mold core and a second mold core, said first and second mold cores being transferable between a working position inside a mold and a non-working position and facing each other with at least one free end per mold core in said working position,
wherein said free end of said first mold core is circumferentially opposite to said free end of said second mold core in radial direction and each of said mold cores is moveable in an opposite direction to its respective free end while transferred into said non-working position,
wherein the radial distance of an outer contour of said free end of the respective mold core to a central axis of said mold core is less than the radial distance of an outer contour of an end of said mold core opposite to and at the radial position of said free end to said central axis.

US Pat. No. 10,920,826

RADIAL BEARING WITH WEAR RESISTANT INSERTS AND A WEAR RESISTANT COATING

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

13. A radial bearing for transmitting a radial load, comprising:(a) a first radial bearing component having an inner surface defining a bore, wherein the first radial bearing component comprises a plurality of first component wear resistant inserts arranged and mounted on the inner surface, wherein the first component wear resistant inserts comprise a first insert matrix and particles of polycrystalline diamond dispersed in the first insert matrix; and
(b) a second radial bearing component received within the bore of the first radial bearing component and having an outer surface, wherein the second radial bearing component comprises a second component wear resistant coating on at least a portion of the outer surface, wherein the second component wear resistant coating comprises a coating matrix and a plurality of second component wear resistant inserts arranged in the coating matrix, wherein at least some of the second component wear resistant inserts comprise a second insert matrix and particles of a non-metallic crystalline wear resistant material dispersed in the second insert matrix, and wherein the first radial bearing component and the second radial bearing component interact to transmit the radial load between the first radial bearing component and the second radial bearing component.

US Pat. No. 10,920,825

MOTION GUIDE DEVICE LOAD MEASURING SYSTEM AND LOAD MEASURING METHOD, AND MOTION GUIDE DEVICE SERVICE LIFE CALCULATING METHOD

THK CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A load measuring system for a motion guide device, the motion guide device having a sliding member that is assembled on a track member via rolling bodies such that the sliding member can move relative to the track member, the load measuring system comprising: a position detecting unit configured to detect a position of the sliding member relative to the track member in a relative movement direction; at least one sensor configured to detect a displacement of the sliding member relative to the track member; and a calculating unit configured to calculate a load acting on the motion guide device associated with the position, based on position information detected by the position detecting unit and displacement information detected by said at least one sensor, wherein the calculating unit configured to calculate each of a radial load, a pitching moment, a rolling moment, a horizontal bad and a yawing moment which are five components of an external force of the motion guide device, using all of a radial displacement, a pitching angle, a rolling angle, a horizontal displacement and a yawing angle which are five components of displacement of the sliding member.

US Pat. No. 10,920,824

SLIDING SUPPORT ASSEMBLY

Accuride International Li...

1. A sliding support assembly comprising a first body slidable relative to a second body in a longitudinal direction wherein the sliding support assembly comprises:a rolling slide mechanism, the rolling slide mechanism comprising:
a rail associated with the first body, the rail defining a channel,
a slide member associated with the second body, the slide member slidable in the longitudinal direction within the channel, and
locating means comprising rotatable bearings configured to locate and align the slide member within the channel;
a friction slide mechanism, the friction slide mechanism comprising:
a friction slide member associated with the first body, and
a friction slide channel associated with the second body, wherein the friction slide member is configured to slide in the longitudinal direction within the friction slide channel; and
a low friction material insert shaped to flex towards a position to engage the friction slide channel and the friction slide member.

US Pat. No. 10,920,823

SEALING ARRANGEMENT FOR A WHEEL BEARING

1. A seal arrangement of a wheel bearing comprising a first bearing part and a second bearing part which is connected in one piece to a wheel bearing flange, between which bearing parts rolling bodies are guided, the seal arrangement having a carrier element which is connected to the first bearing part, and an elastic element being provided on the carrier element, the elastic element having at least one sealing lip, and the carrier element having a fastening section which is connected to an outer circumference of the first bearing part, a sealing ring which forms a seal of the fastening section being integrally formed on the elastic element, wherein the sealing ring has a cylindrically circumferential face which bears against the outer circumference of the first bearing part; wherein the carrier further comprises a reinforcement section located within the elastic element extending from the fastening section, the reinforcement section including a radially-extending portion extending from the fastening portion, and an axially-extending portion extending from the radially-extending portion within the elastic element to reinforce the sealing ring adjoining the fastening section.

US Pat. No. 10,920,822

CORROSION RESISTANT BEARING ELEMENTS, BEARING ASSEMBLIES, BEARING APPARATUSES, AND MOTOR ASSEMBLIES USING THE SAME

US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION,...

1. A bearing assembly, comprising:a support ring; and
a plurality of bearing elements mounted to and distributed circumferentially about an axis of the support ring, at least one bearing element of the plurality of bearing elements including:
a polycrystalline diamond table having a bearing surface, the polycrystalline diamond table including a plurality of bonded diamond grains defining a plurality of interstitial regions at least partially occupied by a metal-solvent catalyst;
a substrate having a base surface, and an interfacial surface bonded to the bonding region of the polycrystalline diamond table; and
a bonding region defined by the substrate and the polycrystalline diamond table, the bonding region including at least one lateral surface extending between the base surface of the substrate and the bearing surface of the polycrystalline diamond table; and
a corrosion resistant region including a corrosion resistant material that covers at least a portion of the at least one lateral surface of the bonding region and is spaced from the base surface of the substrate and the bearing surfaces of the plurality of bearing elements, the corrosion resistant material including one or more refractory metals.

US Pat. No. 10,920,821

TERMINAL SECURING DEVICE

CHUO HATSUJO KABUSHIKI KA...

1. A terminal securing device, comprising:a control cable,
a rod, configured at an end of the control cable,
a holder, supporting the rod,
a key, being slidably displaced with respect to the holder, so as to be engaged with the rod, and
a key lock, being displaced between a first position restricting the sliding displacement of the key and a second position allowing the sliding displacement of the key,
wherein the sliding displacement of the key is restricted in both a temporarily locked state and a locked state through the key lock located in the first position, wherein the temporarily locked state is a state in which groove portions of the key are not engaged with groove portions of the rod, and the locked state is a state in which the key is engaged with the rod,
wherein when the key lock is located in the second position, the key and the key lock are located such that the key and the key lock overlap with each other in a length direction of the rod,
wherein the terminal securing device is provided with restricting portions, wherein the restricting portions are respectively provided on the key and the key lock, and restrict, by engaging with each other, a displacement of the key lock, and
in both the temporarily locked state and the locked state, the key lock is restricted by the restricting portions from being displaced from the first position to the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,920,820

NOISE REDUCING CABLE SPLITTER

1. A latching system comprising:a first lever connected to a first cable having a first cable end;
a second lever connected to a second cable having a second cable end;
a latch connected to a third cable having a third cable end; and
a cable splitter assembly, the assembly including
a housing having a first end and a second end and a body with an interior surface defining an interior chamber;
a carriage configured to translate within the interior chamber, the carriage having a carriage body with a plurality of cavities arranged to seat the respective first, second, and third cable ends and a plurality of resilient arms integrally formed as one piece with the carriage body.

US Pat. No. 10,920,819

SNAP NUT CONCRETE ANCHOR ASSEMBLY

1. A method of securing a threaded shaft in an anchor assembly, the anchor assembly including a support member and a base member, the base member including a base for securement to a form and a guide member for receiving the support member, the method steps comprising:providing an outer housing, the outer housing being defined by a longitudinal axis (A-A), the outer housing including a wall, the outer housing also including a connector opening at a first end thereof for receiving the threaded shaft, the outer housing further including an assembly opening at a second end opposite the first end thereof, the housing wall including an inner surface defining a bore space,
providing a bore assembly disposed in the bore space, the bore assembly including at least one female threaded bore portion the threads of which are for engaging threads of the shaft, the bore assembly further including a bias member for biasing the at least one female thread bore portion toward the central longitudinal axis (A-A),
providing a holding member for preventing the bias member from moving the at least one female threaded bore portion toward the longitudinal axis (A-A),
grasping and inserting the threaded shaft into the connector opening until the threaded shaft engages the holding member,
continuing to insert the threaded shaft until the threaded shaft disengages the holding member from the bore assembly releasing the at least one female threaded bore portion to move toward the longitudinal axis (A-A) and into biased contact with the threaded shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,920,818

ANCHORING WASHER FOR AN EME PROTECTION CAP SYSTEM

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A cap system for enclosing a metallic fastener assembly extending through a structure, comprising:a first securement mechanism positioned about a periphery of a washer of the metallic fastener assembly wherein the first securement mechanism comprises threads; and
a cap member comprising:
a sidewall having an inner surface which defines a cavity dimensioned to receive the washer and defines a second securement mechanism which comprises threads defined by the inner surface which extend about the inner surface of the cap member and complementary configured to engage the threads of the first securement mechanism positioned about the periphery of the washer; and
an end of the sidewall of the cap member defines an opening which provides the washer to have access into the cavity, wherein the threads of the cap member extend in a direction away from the end of the sidewall of the cap member; and
a nut member having threads compatible with one of a threaded stud or a threaded bolt of the metallic fastener assembly, wherein the nut member is positioned on the one of the threaded stud or the threaded bolt of the metallic fastener assembly in a secured position with respect to the structure with the washer positioned between the nut member and the structure.

US Pat. No. 10,920,817

ANTI-VIBRATION THREAD FORM

INFASTECH INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A threaded fastener comprising:a first end, a second end, and an internally threaded portion extending between the first end and the second end,
wherein the fastener has a longitudinal axis extending through the fastener from the first end to the second end, and a normal axis extending perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, and
wherein the threaded portion has a thread defined by, in series,
a crest portion oriented at an angle of 0°+/?5° relative to the longitudinal axis,
a leading flank oriented at an angle of 15°+/?5° relative to the normal axis,
a first root portion oriented at an angle of 40° to 65° relative to the longitudinal axis,
a second root portion oriented at an angle of 0°+/?5° relative to the longitudinal axis, and
a trailing flank oriented at angle of 15°+/?5° relative to the normal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,920,816

FURNITURE SNAP CONNECTOR

1. A connector for securely fastening two solid surfaces together comprising:a barrel for insertion into a void disposed within a solid surface, said barrel comprising a substantially hollow interior;
a flexible tab disposed within said barrel affixed to a bottom of said barrel and projecting upwards to a top of said barrel;
a u-shaped opening disposed along a vertical side of said barrel extending from a location proximate to the bottom of said barrel and projecting upwards to the top of said barrel to form an opening along an upper lip of said barrel;
a chamfered edge disposed within said barrel along corresponding interior vertical edges of said u-shaped opening, wherein a thickness of said chamfered edge increases from the top of said u-shaped opening to the bottom of said u-shaped opening; and
a projecting edge disposed along an outer portion of said flexible tab proximate to the top of said flexible tab, wherein said projecting edge is capable of sufficient inward movement to receive a connector stud and further capable of snapping back into place to hold said connector stud securely in place along said chamfered edge.

US Pat. No. 10,920,815

HIGH TOLERANCE REMOVABLE BLIND FASTENER

KWIKBOLT LIMITED, Kinsto...

1. A removable blind fastener comprising;an anti-rotation body having an external face with an aperture, wherein the external face is suitable for engaging with a surface of a work-piece to be clamped,
a hollow leg member having a plurality of slots defining outwardly biasable resilient legs at one end and an externally threaded portion at the other end, the leg member having a bore tapering towards the legs, the leg member being translatable through the aperture in the anti-rotation body, the leg member and the aperture further having inter-engaging anti-rotation features to prevent the leg member from rotating about its central axis relative to the anti-rotation body,
a threaded tube with an internal thread co-operable with the external thread of the leg member and located co-axially with the leg member,
a rod member having a shaft with a head end and a free end, the shaft being a fit with the bore of the leg member at the threaded end of the leg member, wherein the head end of the shaft is permanently joined to the threaded tube at one end of the threaded tube so as to prevent rotation, with the rest of the shaft passing through the threaded tube and the free end of the shaft extending into the bore of the leg member, such that rotation of the rod member can cause the leg member to be drawn into the threaded tube and the free end of the rod member to engage with the tapered bore of the leg member and cause the legs to bias radially outwards.

US Pat. No. 10,920,814

BRACKET FOR MOUNTING AN ACTUATOR TO AN ACTUATABLE COMPONENT

Honeywell International I...

1. A bracket configured to mechanically couple an actuator with an actuator housing to an accessory component such that the actuator can actuate an actuatable component of the accessory component, the bracket comprising:a body;
the body including two or more securement features for securing the actuator to the bracket, wherein:
a first one of the two or more securement features is configured to mechanically engage and form an interference connection with one or more corresponding features on a first side of the actuator housing; and
a second one of the two or more securement features is configured to mechanically engage and form an interference connection with one or more corresponding features on a second opposing side of the actuator housing; and
the body further including one or more attachment features for securing the bracket to the accessory component such that the actuator can actuate the actuatable component of the accessory component.

US Pat. No. 10,920,813

INSERT TO BE CRIMPED, FIXING PART AND ASSEMBLY COMPRISING ONE SUCH INSERT AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH PARTS

BOLLHOFF OTALU S.A., La ...

1. An insert to be crimped on a support, comprising a body having:a shank extending along a longitudinal axis and comprising a crimping section configured to deform into a crimping bead to crimp the insert on the support, and
a flange presenting a surface facing the crimping section and extending along an axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, the flange having a constant thickness and presenting a fold forming a groove situated on the surface and designed to receive a seal.

US Pat. No. 10,920,812

FASTENER SYSTEM WITH EXPANDABLE RING

Centrix Inc., Kent, WA (...

1. A fastener system, comprising:a spindle bolt having a threaded section and a tooling interface at a head;
a bolt body at least partially mated with the spindle bolt; and
an expandable ring mated with a nut and including a lower clamping surface;
where, in a clamping configuration, the lower clamping surface extends beyond the outer surface of the bolt body;
where, in an installation configuration, an outer diameter of the lower clamping surface is less than an outer diameter of the lower clamping surface in the clamping configuration; and
where the expandable ring includes one or more tangs extending radially inward from the lower clamping surface.

US Pat. No. 10,920,811

COMPONENT ASSEMBLY FOR HIGH-PRECISION JOINING OF COMPONENTS

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A component assembly, comprising:a first housing comprising a first raised portion that extends inward toward a center of the first housing, the first raised portion comprising a threaded coupling section and an inner mating section;
a second housing comprising a second raised portion that extends inward toward a center of the second housing, the second raised portion comprising a threaded coupling section and an inner mating section; and
a coupling assembly joining the first housing to the second housing, the coupling assembly comprising:
a coupling body comprising a first threaded portion engaged with the threaded coupling section of the first housing, and a second threaded portion engaged with the threaded coupling section of the second housing; and
a floating torque ring axially slidable relative to and engageable with the coupling body,
wherein rotation of the floating torque ring causes rotation of the coupling body, and drawing of the first and second housings together to press against the floating torque ring, thereby joining the first housing and the second housing about the coupling body independent of an axial position of the first housing relative to an axial position of the second housing.

US Pat. No. 10,920,810

SOLDERED JOINT AND METHOD FOR FORMING SOLDERED JOINT

SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO.,...

1. A solder joint in which an electronic component with a back metal is bonded to a substrate by a solder alloy,wherein the solder alloy comprises:
a solder alloy layer having an alloy composition consisting of, in mass %: Ag: 2 to 4%, Cu: 0.6 to 2%, Sb: 9.0 to 12%, Ni: 0.005 to 1%, optionally Co: 0.2% or less and Fe: 0.1% or less, with the balance being Sn;
an Sn—Sb intermetallic compound phase;
a back metal-side intermetallic compound layer formed at an interface between the back metal and the solder alloy; and
a substrate-side intermetallic compound layer formed at an interface between the substrate and the solder alloy, and
wherein the solder alloy layer exists at least one of between the Sn—Sb intermetallic compound phase and the back metal-side intermetallic compound layer, and between the Sn—Sb intermetallic compound phase and the substrate-side intermetallic compound layer.

US Pat. No. 10,920,809

SYSTEM FOR FASTENING A PLANAR ELEMENT TO A COMPONENT AND FASTENING CLIP FOR USE IN SUCH A SYSTEM

CHARLOTTE BAUR FORMSCHAUM...

1. A system for fastening a planar element (19), which has a cut-out (22), to a component (20), which has an opening (18) with at least one latching means (21), having a fastening clip (1) which has a contact section (2) having at least one contact plane (3) for contacting a first side (24) of the planar element (19), wherein the fastening clip (1) has a first elastic retaining element (6), which is connected to the contact section (2) and is designed in such a way that, after the planar element (19) has been fastened to the component (20), it reaches through the cut-out (22) of the planar element (19) and into the opening (18), when the contact plane (3) lies on the first side (24) of the planar element (19), characterized in that the fastening clip (1) has a second elastic retaining element (7), which is connected to the contact section (2) and is designed in such a way that, before the planar element (19) is fastened to component (20), the second retaining element reaches through the cut-out (22) of the planar element (19) and behind the planar element (19) on a second side (25) of the planar element (19) in such a way that a pressing force is applied by the fastening clip (1) to the second side (25) of the planar element (19) when the contact plane (3) lies on the first side (24) of the planar element (19) and wherein the second retaining element (7) of the fastening clip (1) has a first leg (13) and opens out in a second leg (14), wherein the first leg (13) and the second leg (14) enclose an acute angle, wherein the first retaining element (6) of the fastening clip (1) has a first leg (8) and opens out in a second leg (9), wherein the first leg (8) and the second leg (9) enclose an acute angle.

US Pat. No. 10,920,808

NOISE SUPPRESSION MEMBER

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A noise suppression member comprising:a magnetic core comprising core parts, each core part including a magnetic material, and formed in an annular shape by combining the core parts; and
a case configured to house the magnetic core, the case comprising:
a first housing and a second housing that comprise respective recesses and form a housing space to house therein the magnetic core when the recesses are arranged opposite to each other;
a locking mechanism that comprises a claw provided to at least one of the first housing or the second housing and a claw receiver provided to at least the other of the first housing or the second housing, and allows the first housing and the second housing to be fixed to each other through engagement of the claw with the claw receiver when the first housing and the second housing are arranged at a position where the housing space is formed; and
a support receiver into which a support capable of supporting the case is inserted when the case is attached to the support,
at least one of the claw or the claw receiver comprising a movable portion displaceable to a first position and a second position, and being configured such that the claw is engaged with the claw receiver when the movable portion is displaced to the first position, whereas the claw is released from the claw receiver when the movable portion is displaced to the second position, and such that the movable portion is nondisplaceable to the second position when the support is inserted into the support receiver; and
a stopper provided in a position between the movable portion and the support with the support being inserted in the support receiver so as to inhibit displacement of the movable portion to the second position by the stopper being held between the movable portion and the support when the movable portion is displaced toward the second position,
wherein the stopper is configured to be displaceable with the movable portion when the movable portion is displaced toward the second position with the support being not-inserted in the support receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,920,806

SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING DEFORMATION OF FLEXIBLE SCREEN

Kunshan New Flat Panel Di...

1. A system for controlling deformation of a flexible display screen, wherein the flexible display screen including a flexible screen body, a metal layer attached to a back surface of the flexible screen body, a current controlled deformation layer coated on the metal layer, a power supply circuit, and a current regulation circuit through which the power supply circuit is coupled to the metal layer,the system comprising:
a detection circuit adapted to detect a hardness regulation operation;
an explanation circuit adapted to receive the hardness regulation operation from the detection circuit, explain the hardness regulation operation, and generate a current regulation signal;
a driving circuit adapted to receive the current regulation signal from the explanation circuit, and drive the current regulation circuit to output corresponding current based on the current regulation signal; and
a hardness regulation circuit adapted to control intensity of current flowing in the metal layer to soften or harden the current controlled deformation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,920,805

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING A CONNECTOR FAILURE IN AN AGRICULTURAL APPARATUS

1. A system for detecting a connector failure associated with an agricultural apparatus, the system comprising:a first supply source configured to supply a quantity of air into a hydraulic fluid line arranged on the agricultural apparatus at a first pressure;
a second supply source configured to supply a quantity hydraulic fluid to the hydraulic fluid line at a second pressure that is less than the first pressure; and
at least one protection device coupled to the hydraulic fluid line, wherein the at least one protection device is configured to inhibit flow of the hydraulic fluid supplied by the second supply source when a pressure differential across an inlet of the protection device exceeds a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,920,804

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

TADANO LTD., Kagawa (JP)...

1. A hydraulic system comprising:a pilot circuit;
a pressure sensor that measures a pressure; and
a controller that performs a failure diagnosis of the pilot circuit based on a measurement result of the pressure sensor, wherein
the pilot circuit includes:
a pilot pressure source;
a pilot pressure supply unit that supplies pilot pressure to a control valve that supplies operating pressure to an actuator;
a pilot oil path that connects the pilot pressure source and the pilot pressure supply unit; and
a pressure control unit that is disposed in the pilot oil path to control a pressure of the pilot oil path,
the pressure control unit includes:
a solenoid valve for pilot pressure unloading that switches the pilot circuit to an on-load state or an unload state; and
a pressure reduction unit that is disposed on the downstream side in the pilot pressure supply direction of the solenoid valve for pilot pressure unloading and switches the pilot circuit in the on-load state to a reduced pressure state or a non-reduced pressure state,
the pressure sensor measures the pressure on a downstream side in a pilot pressure supply direction of the pressure control unit in the pilot oil path, and
the controller controls the pressure control unit to sequentially switch the pressure of the pilot oil path and performs a failure diagnosis based on a first pressure in an on-load non-reduced pressure state after the operation lever returns to the neutral state, a second pressure in an on-load reduced pressure state after a time A elapses from when the operation lever returns to the neutral state, and a third pressure in an unload state after a time A+B elapses from when the operation lever returns to the neutral state.

US Pat. No. 10,920,803

MONITORING DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A monitoring device configured to monitor movement of a movable object of a target device, the target device comprising a tubular cylinder and the movable object which is moved by pressure of a fluid supplied to a chamber provided inside the cylinder, the monitoring device comprising:a heat flux sensor provided to the cylinder to detect heat flux that flows between inside and outside of the cylinder due to compression or expansion of the fluid in the chamber caused in accordance with the movement of the movable object; and
a detection part which detects a moving state of the movable object based on an output signal of the heat flux sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,920,802

CYLINDER WITH CHECK VALVE

1. A harvester head for forestry applications comprising:at least one hydraulic actuator with a cylinder and a piston,
the hydraulic actuator having at least a cylinder chamber and a piston rod chamber, the piston separating the cylinder chamber and the piston rod chamber,
the cylinder chamber and the piston rod chamber being connected to a hydraulic circuit,
a cavity is provided in the piston, hydraulically coupling the cylinder chamber with the piston rod chamber,
a check valve is in connection with the cavity, allowing a hydraulic medium flow in an opening direction of the check valve, so that hydraulic medium can flow through the cavity and the check valve,
wherein an orifice is provided downstream next to the check valve in the flow direction of the hydraulic medium through the check valve,
wherein the orifice has a smaller diameter than the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,920,801

BLOW DOWN ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY

AEROCONTROLEX GROUP INC.,...

1. An actuator assembly, comprising:a drive assembly comprising a ball screw and a ball nut;
an actuation member;
a release member arranged inside of the actuation member;
a source of pressurized gas;
a securing mechanism, wherein the securing mechanism releasably locks the actuation member to the release member during a normal mode of operation; the securing mechanism configured to release the actuation member in response to an increase of pressure during an emergency mode of operation, the actuation member thereafter extends away from the release member and the actuation member extends away the ball screw and the ball nut of the drive assembly;
wherein during the normal mode of operation, the actuation member and the release member are engaged to move in unison; and
wherein during the emergency mode of operation, the pressurized gas automatically decouples the actuation member from the release member to move separately.

US Pat. No. 10,920,800

TENSILE ACTUATOR

1. An apparatus comprising:a tensile element comprising at least two substantively inelastic elongate strands (“strands”) and at least one of the strands having a first strand end and a second strand end, the tensile element substantively inelastic along a traction axis, the tensile element comprising a first end and a second end;
a first object coupled with the first strand end;
a second object coupled with the the second strand end; and
an expandable means coupled with the tensile element, the expandable means adapted to expand and thereby deliver a force to the tensile element, the force initially being normal to the traction axis, whereby the force is transferred from the expandable means to the tensile element and causes the tensile element to pull the first object and the second object together along the traction axis.

US Pat. No. 10,920,799

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM WITH A COUNTERBALANCE VALVE CONFIGURED AS A METER-OUT VALVE AND CONTROLLED BY AN INDEPENDENT PILOT SIGNAL

Sun Hydraulics, LLC, Sar...

1. A valve assembly comprising:a first meter-in valve configured to be fluidly coupled to a first source of pressurized fluid and control fluid flow from the first source of pressurized fluid into a first chamber of an actuator;
a second meter-in valve configured to control fluid flow from the first source of pressurized fluid into a second chamber of the actuator;
a counterbalance valve comprising: (i) a first port configured to be fluidly coupled to the second chamber of the actuator, (ii) a second port configured to be fluidly coupled to a tank, and (iii) a pilot port, wherein the counterbalance valve is configured to open and control fluid flow from the second chamber to the tank in response to a pilot pressure fluid signal received at the pilot port, and wherein the counterbalance valve is configured to allow for reverse flow from the second port to the first port of the counterbalance valve, such that fluid exiting the second meter-in valve, when the second meter-in valve is actuated, is received at the second port of the counterbalance valve and flows therethrough to the first port; and
a pressure reducing valve configured to be fluidly coupled to a second source of pressurized fluid and to be fluidly coupled to the pilot port of the counterbalance valve, wherein the pressure reducing valve is configured to receive pressurized fluid from the second source of pressurized fluid and, when actuated, provide the pilot pressure fluid signal to the pilot port of the counterbalance valve, wherein the pilot pressure fluid signal has a reduced pressure level compared to pressurized fluid received from the second source of pressurized fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,920,798

HYDRAULIC CIRCUIT WITH CONTROLLED RECIRCULATION CIRCUIT

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A hydraulic circuit for an aircraft turboprop comprising a hydraulic fluid tank, a pump, a component that is supplied with fluid pressurized by the pump and that is selectively put into operation, and a fluid recirculation circuit between a discharge of the pump and the tank,the hydraulic circuit comprising a valve located in the recirculation circuit, that only opens the recirculation circuit when the component is not in operation and only closes the recirculation circuit when the component is in operation, the hydraulic circuit comprising a control device of the valve located in a supply pipe of the component, connecting the component to the pump,
the control device is a controlled check valve that closes off the supply pipe when the component is not in operation, to increase a pressure in a segment of the supply pipe upstream from the check valve and that does not close off the supply pipe when the component is in operation, and
the component is a turboprop propeller pitch actuation system.

US Pat. No. 10,920,797

HYDRAULIC CIRCUIT

Komatsu Ltd., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A hydraulic circuit comprising:a direction switching valve, disposed between a hydraulic pump and a hydraulic cylinder, configured to switch a connection state of the hydraulic pump with respect to a bottom chamber and a rod chamber of the hydraulic cylinder to expand and contract the hydraulic cylinder;
a pump oil path connecting between a discharge port of the hydraulic pump and the direction switching valve;
a bottom oil path connecting between the bottom chamber of the hydraulic cylinder and the direction switching valve;
a rod oil path connecting between the rod chamber of the hydraulic cylinder and the direction switching valve;
two tank oil paths each connecting between a tank and the direction switching valve; and
a bypass oil path connecting between the bottom oil path and the direction switching valve and including a pilot operation control valve in a middle of the bypass oil path,
wherein the direction switching valve is in a state in which the bottom oil path is connected to a first one of the two tank oil paths and in which the bypass oil path is connected to a second one of the two tank oil paths in a case in which the pump oil path is connected to the rod oil path and is in a state in which the rod oil path is connected to the bypass oil path in a case in which the pump oil path is connected to the bottom oil path, and
wherein the pilot operation control valve is in a state of allowing flows of oil in both directions between the direction switching valve and the bottom oil path in the bottom oil path in a case in which the pump oil path is connected to the rod oil path by the direction switching valve and is in a state of allowing only a flow of oil from the direction switching valve to the bottom oil path in the bottom oil path in a case in which the pump oil path is connected to the bottom oil path by the direction switching valve.

US Pat. No. 10,920,796

HYDRAULIC PRESSURE INTENSIFIER

PistonPower ApS, Soender...

1. A hydraulic pressure intensifier comprising a housing having a low pressure chamber and a high pressure chamber, force transmitting means between the low pressure chamber and the high pressure chamber, and a switching valve connecting the low pressure chamber to a first pressure or to a second pressure different from the first pressure, wherein the switching valve is controlled by a pilot valve, wherein the switching valve comprises a valve element having a first control pressure area and a second control pressure area, wherein the pilot valve controls a pressure difference between the first control pressure area and the second control pressure area, wherein the valve element comprises a flange extending radially, wherein the control pressure areas are located on opposite faces of the flange, and wherein the valve element in a first position connects the low pressure chamber to the first pressure and not to the second pressure, and in a second position connects the low pressure chamber to the second pressure and not to the first pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,920,795

BOOTSTRAP HYDRAULIC RESERVOIR

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A bootstrap hydraulic reservoir for a hydraulic fluid system, the bootstrap hydraulic reservoir comprising:a bootstrap chamber to hold hydraulic fluid;
a piston chamber fluidly connected to a pressure line of the hydraulic fluid system;
a piston comprising a bootstrap end portion held within the bootstrap chamber and a pressure end portion held within the piston chamber;
a hydraulic accumulator fluidly connected to the pressure line of the hydraulic fluid system such that the hydraulic accumulator is configured to accumulate pressurized hydraulic fluid from the pressure line during operation of the hydraulic fluid system; and
a valve fluidly connected to the pressure line of the hydraulic fluid system between the hydraulic accumulator and an outlet of a pump of the hydraulic fluid system, the valve comprising a closed position, the valve comprising a valve actuator to selectively move the valve to an open position when the pressure line of the hydraulic fluid system is de-pressurized as a result of the hydraulic fluid system being shut down to enable the hydraulic accumulator to supply a device actuator of the hydraulic fluid system that is fluidly connected to the outlet of the pump with a flow of pressurized hydraulic fluid through the pressure line of the hydraulic fluid system.

US Pat. No. 10,920,794

ASPIRATOR WITH SECONDARY INLETS

Goodrich Corporation, Ch...

1. An aspirator, comprising:an aspirator body comprising an outer wall and an inner wall, the inner wall defining a body channel, wherein the aspirator body comprises a plenum disposed between the outer wall and the inner wall, wherein the aspirator body comprises a plurality of apertures disposed between the outer wall and the inner wall and defined by a side wall and the plenum, the plenum configured to receive a primary airflow therethrough, the body channel configured to receive a first secondary airflow therethrough; and
an aspirator barrel comprising a barrel outer wall and a barrel inner wall, the barrel inner wall defining an air channel, wherein the air channel is in fluid communication with the plenum, wherein the body channel extends further upstream than the air channel further comprising a first secondary inlet disposed between the outer wall of the aspirator body and the barrel inner wall, wherein a second secondary airflow flows through the first secondary inlet into the air channel and wherein the primary airflow entrains the first secondary airflow and the second secondary airflow.

US Pat. No. 10,920,793

ENERGY RECOVERY-RECYCLING TURBINE INTEGRATED WITH A CAPILLARY TUBE GAS COMPRESSOR

CARNOT COMPRESSION INC., ...

1. An energy recovery system for a gas compressor having an input axle rotated by a prime mover, comprising:the gas compressor including a substantially hollow cylindrical housing rotatably driven by the prime mover, the rotating hollow cylindrical housing having an inboard surface distal to an axis of rotation and proximate to an annular chamber formed within the hollow cylindrical housing;
a turbine rotatably positioned inside the annular chamber and rotating independent of the rotating hollow cylindrical housing, the turbine having an output axle;
the annular chamber defining an annular compressed gas chamber and containing an annular lake of liquid and compressed gas formed by the gas compressor;
the turbine being configured to capture the liquid from the annular lake to return the liquid to an inlet of the gas compressor and to convert one or both of an angular velocity and an angular momentum of the liquid in the annular lake into turbine shaft torque applied to the output axle.

US Pat. No. 10,920,792

AIR CIRCULATOR

Comefresh Electronic Indu...

1. An air circulator, comprising:an airflow guiding housing having an airflow channel extending between an air inlet formed at a lower peripheral side of said air flow guiding housing for air flowing radially into said airflow channel and an air outlet formed at a top side of said airflow guiding housing for air discharging out upwardly from said airflow channel, wherein said airflow channel has an airflow purifying chamber positioned at a lower portion thereof and adjacent to said air inlet and a guiding chamber positioned at an upper portion thereof and adjacent to said air outlet, wherein said airflow channel has an airflow turning portion in said purifying chamber where the air flowing in through said air inlet turns a predetermined angle into said guiding chamber, wherein said airflow guiding housing comprises a power supporting frame which comprises a cup shape frame body supported inside an upper portion of said guiding chamber of said airflow channel inside said airflow guiding housing, wherein said power supporting frame further comprises an outlet frame which comprises an outer outlet rim connected to said top end of said airflow guiding housing and a plurality of airflow outlet ribs spacedly and helically extended from said upper end of said cup shape frame body to said outer outlet rim, wherein gaps between said airflow outlet ribs form said air outlet of said airflow guiding housing; and
a power assembly, installed in said airflow channel of said airflow guiding housing, providing a suction power to drive the air flowing into said airflow channel through said air inlet and deliver the air flowing out said airflow channel through said air outlet, wherein said air flowing through said airflow channel is guided to turn the predetermined angle at said airflow turning portion in said purifying chamber, wherein an upper end of said cup shape frame body is mounted to a top end of said airflow guiding housing to form said top side of said airflow guiding housing and said air outlet is provided around said upper end of said cup shape frame body, wherein a lower end of said cup shape frame body, which has a size smaller than that of said upper end, is extended to a lower portion of said guiding chamber of said airflow channel to support said power assembly for providing the suction force in said lower portion of said guiding chamber so as to drive air flowing from said purifying chamber into said guiding chamber and discharge out through said air outlet on top of said airflow channel, wherein said cup shape frame body has a receiving cavity defined therein for receiving electric components and wiring of said power assembly and a cup shape outer guiding surface extending upwardly and outwardly for guiding the air flowing through said guiding chamber to flow upwardly and outwardly, wherein power assembly comprises a fan unit electrically powered by a power supply and a control unit with a control panel provided thereon for operation at least an actuation of said fan unit, wherein said fan unit is supported at said lower end of said cup shape frame body to disposed in said lower half of said guiding chamber for drawing the air from said purifying chamber into said guiding chamber for discharging through said air outlet, wherein said control panel is mounted on said upper end of said cup shape frame body and said control unit is electrically connected with said fan unit through said receiving cavity which is covered and concealed by said control panel.

US Pat. No. 10,920,791

NOISE MITIGATING COMPRESSOR

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A noise mitigating device comprising:a plurality of rings cascaded along a recirculation passage arranged outside of an intake passage within a compressor housing, wherein each ring of the plurality of rings includes a respective plurality of perforations, with each perforation of the respective plurality of perforations spaced evenly apart from each adjacent perforation of the respective plurality of perforations around a ring circumference, and wherein each perforation of the respective plurality of perforations of each ring of the plurality of rings is aligned with a respective solid surface of each adjacent ring of the plurality of rings in a direction of a central axis of the compressor housing.

US Pat. No. 10,920,790

FAN

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A fan, comprising:a frame;
an impeller disposed in the frame and comprising:
a hub,
a plurality of annular blades stacked along an axial direction of the hub and disposed around an outer periphery of the hub, wherein extension directions of the annular blades are perpendicular to the axial direction of the hub, and
a plurality of spacers, each of the spacers is disposed between the two adjacent annular blades; and
a motor disposed in the frame and driving the impeller to rotate to induce an airflow;
wherein a thickness of each of the annular blades is smaller than or equals to 0.2 mm;
wherein each of the annular blades has an inner periphery, and a gap is provided between the inner periphery and the hub;
wherein a bottom portion of the hub has an extension portion extending outwardly and perpendicular to the axial direction, and the annular blades are stacked and disposed at one side of the extension portion, or the annular blades are stacked and disposed at two sides of the extension portion; and
wherein the hub further comprises a plurality of supporting columns, the supporting columns are disposed at the extension portion, each of the annular blades comprises a plurality of through holes, and the supporting columns pass through the through holes, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,920,789

FUME EXHAUST ASSEMBLY AND FUME EXHAUST DEVICE

1. A fume exhaust assembly, comprising:a fan;
a vortex generating portion, the vortex generating portion comprising a vortex pipe and an air intake channel, the air intake channel being in communication with the vortex pipe, an inlet of the air intake channel being connected to the fan, and an outlet of the air intake channel being configured to generate a vortex updraft in the vortex pipe;
a fume intake pipe and a fume exhaust pipe being in communication with the vortex pipe, an outlet of the fume intake pipe being arranged above the outlet of the air intake channel, the outlet of the fume intake pipe being configured to be in communication with a low-pressure zone of the vortex updraft, and the fume exhaust pipe being connected to an outlet of the vortex pipe; and
a plurality of baffles which are arranged at an inner wall of the vortex pipe, two baffles are arranged at an edge of each outlet of the air intake channel, an acute angle is defined between each baffle and a tangent at a position where the baffle is arranged on the vortex pipe;
wherein the air intake channel includes a main channel and a sub channel, the main channel surrounds the vortex pipe, the sub channel makes the main channel in communication with the vortex pipe, and an outlet of the sub channel is the outlet of the air intake channel.

US Pat. No. 10,920,788

LIQUID TOLERANT IMPELLER FOR CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS

NUOVO PIGNONE SRL, Flore...

1. A closed impeller for a rotary machine comprising:an inlet and an outlet;
a hub having a hub contour;
a shroud having a shroud contour;
a plurality of blades, each blade comprising an upstream portion having a thickness that first increases and then decreases and a downstream portion having a substantially constant thickness; and
a plurality of passages fluidly connecting the inlet to the outlet, each passage defined by the hub, the shroud, and two associated blades of the plurality of blades, and each passage comprising a converging-diverging bottleneck between the respective upstream and downstream portions of the two associated blades that is configured to first increases and then decrease a speed of a gas flowing in the passage, the converging-diverging bottleneck created by the thickness of each of the two associated blades that first increases and then decreases,
wherein at any point along the hub contour in a meridional plane a curvature radius of the hub contour is approximately 2.5 times a height of a respective passage of the plurality of passages measured perpendicularly to the hub contour.

US Pat. No. 10,920,787

BLOWER

NIDEC CORPORATION, Kyoto...

1. A blower comprising:an impeller that is rotatable about a central axis extending in an axial direction;
a motor to rotate the impeller; and
a base portion on which the motor is mounted; wherein
the impeller includes:
a cup portion that covers the motor; and
a plurality of blades extending outward from the cup portion in a radial direction perpendicular to the axial direction and arranged in a circumferential direction;
a gap is provided between the cup portion and the base portion such that the gap becomes narrower in an outward direction with increasing distance from an interior of the cup portion;
the gap includes a first region between a lower end surface of the cup portion and a portion of the base portion axially opposed to the lower end surface, all portions of the lower end surface of the cup portion are axially opposed to the base portion, and the first region has a total axial dimension that continuously decreases as the first region extends in a radially outward direction; and
the gap includes a second region between radially opposed portions of the base portion and an inner circumferential surface of the cup portion, and continuously decreases in radial width in an axially downward direction.

US Pat. No. 10,920,786

FAN WHEEL DISC AND FAN WHEEL

1. A fan wheel disc having at least one region that extends in a curved manner at least in sections from radially inside to radially outside, comprising:a blade attachment surface with a desired configuration for fixedly connecting an axial end side of at least one fan wheel blade having a corresponding configuration, the blade attachment surface is formed at least in sections;
the blade attachment surface extends, at least in sections continuously from radially inside to radially outside and in a circumferential direction, within the curved region of the fan wheel disc within a two-dimensional connecting plane (E).

US Pat. No. 10,920,785

PUMP

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A pump, comprising:a closed pump rotor being rotatably housed about a rotational axis in a pump space in a casing and including a shroud;
a seal ring being shiftably provided, along the rotational axis, being coaxial with the rotational axis with respect to a cylindrical portion in a center of the shroud; and
a shift mechanism configured to exert a shift force in a direction along the rotational axis with respect to the seal ring with rotation of the pump rotor and bring the seal ring into contact with an inner wall of the pump space.

US Pat. No. 10,920,784

MAGNETIC BEARING CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A magnetic bearing centrifugal compressor, comprising:a magnetic bearing spindle, movable in an axial direction, including an axial thrust-reducing ring;
a thrust disk, sleeving fixedly the magnetic bearing spindle in a radial direction;
a front axial bearing and a rear axial bearing, disposed individually at two opposing sides of the thrust disk, wherein a first clearance exists between the rear axial bearing and the thrust disk in the axial direction, wherein a second clearance exists between the front axial bearing and the thrust disk in the axial direction;
an impeller, connected to a front end of the magnetic bearing spindle;
at least one labyrinth seal, pairing with the magnetic bearing spindle into an oblique arrangement with respect to the axial direction, each of the at least one labyrinth seal being spaced from the magnetic bearing spindle or the impeller by a labyrinth-seal clearance;
at least one touchdown bearing disposed by sleeving the magnetic bearing spindle without direct contact in the axial direction, wherein a first touchdown-bearing clearance and a second touchdown-bearing clearance exist at opposing sides of the at least one touchdown bearing in the axial direction, and a third touchdown-bearing clearance and a fourth touchdown-bearing clearance exist between the at least one touchdown bearing and the magnetic bearing spindle in the radial direction; and
at least one radial bearing disposed by sleeving the magnetic bearing spindle without direct contact in the axial direction, wherein the at least one radial bearing is located between the at least one touchdown bearing and the thrust disk in the axial direction, and a first radial-bearing clearance and a second radial-bearing clearance exist between the at least one radial bearing and the magnetic bearing spindle in the radial direction;
wherein, by controlling a position of the thrust disk in the axial direction, a clearance ratio of the first clearance to the second clearance is varied to adjust the labyrinth-seal clearance;
wherein the first clearance is larger than the first touchdown-bearing clearance, the first clearance is larger than the second touchdown-bearing clearance, the second clearance is larger than the first touchdown-bearing clearance, and the second clearance is larger than the second touchdown-bearing clearance, such that a displacement of the magnetic bearing spindle in the axial direction is limited; and
wherein the first clearance is larger than the first touchdown-bearing clearance, the first radial-bearing clearance is larger than the third touchdown-bearing clearance, the first radial-bearing clearance is larger than the fourth touchdown-bearing clearance, the second radial-bearing clearance is larger than the third touchdown-bearing clearance, and the second radial-bearing clearance is larger than the fourth touchdown-bearing clearance, such that another displacement of the magnetic bearing spindle in the radial direction is limited.